Health fa­cil­i­ties beefed up

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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.

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