Muscat: Representatives of the Medical Response and Health Sector held a coordination meeting on Wednesday to rally efforts to secure public health in the aftermath of the tropical cyclone Shaheen.
The National Committee for Emergency Management (NCEM) gave directives to mobilise the public health sector, being part of the Medical Response and Health Sector, by securing the safety of potable water and food supplies.
The process also includes ensuring a healthy discharge of wastewater, making speedy disposal of corpses of dead animals, enhancing epidemiological surveillance activities and combating disease vectors.
The Sub-committees tasked with medical response and public health in the governorates of the Sultanate are coordinating efforts to check drinking water and the safety of foodstuff, besides combating disease vectors.
The Medical Response and Health Sector advises citizens and residents to exercise caution when dealing with foodstuff from which electrical power was disconnected for a long time and to get rid of stagnant water within their home compounds.