Brandenburg's Minister of Health Ursula Nonnemacher (Greens) also paid tribute to the work of the health authorities to protect the population in view of the corona pandemic. In addition to many other areas of responsibility, the municipal health authorities have been very heavily involved in the fight against the pandemic over the past three years. Health promotion, preventive medical examinations of children and young people in daycare centers and schools often took place under difficult conditions, the minister said on the day of the health department this Sunday. Its motto is "Prevention and Health Promotion".
There are 18 health authorities in the state, one in each district and in each urban district, as well as the State Office for Occupational Safety, Consumer Protection and Health (LAVG). In the corona pandemic, the municipal health authorities recorded, among other things, the new corona infections. Her area of responsibility also included the tracing of contact persons infected with Corona. The employees often worked at their limit.
According to the ministry, the public health service is strengthening, among other things, personal responsibility for health and wants to avoid health risks and health impairments. This is more relevant than ever this year, because there is a lot to catch up after the pandemic and to improve its effects on health, said Minister Nonnemacher.