MoH re­views sur­veil­lance strat­egy, emer­gency plans for tack­ling nCoV

Muscat Daily - - NATION -

A meet­ing to re­view and fol­lowup the on­go­ing ef­forts of the med­i­cal and pub­lic health re­sponse sec­tor to tackle the Novel Coro­n­avirus (2019-nCoV) with the con­cerned author­i­ties was con­vened on Sun­day. The meet­ing was held at the Min­istry of Health’s Cen­tre for Emer­gency Man­age­ment.

The meet­ing was chaired by H E Dr Ahmed bin Mo­hammed al Sa’eedi, Min­is­ter of Health, in the pres­ence of H E Dr Mo­hammed Saif al Hosni, Un­der­sec­re­tary for Health Af­fairs, in the Min­istry of Health.

A num­ber of of­fi­cials from the Sul­tan’s Armed Forces, Royal Oman Po­lice, and Pub­lic Au­thor­ity for Civil De­fence and Am­bu­lances also took part in the meet­ing.

The meet­ing also high­lighted the key mea­sures that have been taken by the min­istry, with the co­op­er­a­tion of sev­eral par­ties, in re­sponse to the Novel Coro­n­avirus out­break.

Dis­cus­sions were also held to re­view the emer­gency plans ac­ti­vated at the land, sea and air en­try points’ as well as co­or­di­na­tion be­tween the Min­istry of

Health and other author­i­ties.

The meet­ing also un­der­lined the pub­lic health emer­gency plans and the sig­nif­i­cance of co­or­di­na­tion among health author­i­ties on all lev­els and spe­cial­ties.

In ad­di­tion, the pri­vate health sec­tor readi­ness and their role in this re­gard was re­viewed.

Mean­while, H E Dr Sa’eedi also ex­pressed grat­i­tude to all the rel­e­vant stake­hold­ers for their work to­wards pub­lic in­ter­est and en­sur­ing the sul­tanate is pre­pared to tackle such out­breaks.

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