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Hanoi (VNA) – The Prime Minister has issued rules on the establishment and operation of Steering Committees for Animal-Borne Epidemics Control and Prevention from central to grass-roots levels.

Accordingly, when an animal-borne epidemic is announced under Article 26 or Article 34 of the Law on Veterinary Medicine, the Prime Minister or Chairpersons of People’s Committees at all levels have the responsibility to set up Steering Committees for Animal-Borne Epidemics Control and Prevention at corresponding levels.

The national committee will be led by the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, while a Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development and a Deputy Minister of Public Health will be vice chairmen. Members of the committee will be representatives from ministries, the Government Office, Vietnam Television, Radio The Voice of Vietnam, the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee, the Vietnam Red Cross Society Central Committee and the Vietnam Farmers’ Association Central Committee.

The committee will assist the Prime Minister in coordinating work of ministries, agencies and related organisations to pool resources, as well as help with the implementation of urgent plans on animal epidemics control.

The rules also stipulate the structure and memberships of steering committees at provincial, district and communal levels, which are tasked with assisting Chairpersons of the People’s Committees at the corresponding levels in countering animal epidemics.

The committees will automatically disperse themselves after fulfilling assigned tasks.-VNA