Health facilities beefed up
A meeting was held at Salalah Airport to discuss the latest developments and potential impacts of Luban. The meeting was held under the chair of Salim bin Awadh Al Yafei, Deputy CEO of Oman Airports for Salalah Airport.
The meeting reviewed the latest developments related to the tropical condition, as well as the safety of airport facilities and systems.
By Saturday evening, Dhofar and Al Wusta governorates are expected to receive heavy rain and high winds, with waves reaching maximum heights of six to eight metres.
The National Committee for Civil Defence (NCCD) held an extraordinary meeting on Wednesday under the chairmanship of Maj.Gen Hamad bin Sulaiman Al Hatmi, Assistant Inspector General of Police and Customs for Operations, to review the preparedness of the main and supporting entities involved in dealing with the situation. Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health (MoH) is continuing with its intensive efforts to deal with the climatic conditions.
This was affirmed by Dr. Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Saidi, Minister of Health in a statement in this regard.
Al Saidi pointed out that Dr. Mohammed bin Saif Al-Hosni, MoH Undersecretary for Health Affairs, along with Dr. Rashid bin Hamad Al Badi,Director of Emergency Management Centre, has been assigned to visit Dhofar Governorate to follow-up on the health status at the governorate and check the readiness of the healthcare institutions.
Furthermore, to ensure the continuity of providing healthcare services in the governorate during the storm and providing all the needs of manpower, medical equipment, medications and other logistic services for the institutions, He said..
In addition, the MoH Contact Centre has been activated during its two regular working periods, as well as shifts schedule has been prepared for the administrators in the emergency plan and for the doctors and health workers working in the health institutions in the governorates that expected to be affected by the climate condition.