Muscat: Be careful where you slaughter, the Ministry of Regional Municipalities and Water Resources (MRMWR) has warned.
As the Eid holidays approach, the ministry has made efforts to raise awareness about the mechanism and location of slaughter.
Presenting a list of locations in each governorate, it has made it easier for people to dispose of the slaughter waste on Eid days.
Additionally, the ministry has continued its efforts to raise awareness and community participation by broadcasting on social networking sites in order to raise awareness about the importance of slaughter in the municipal slaughterhouses.
MRMWR has also set up awareness stops and installed paintings on the public streets. It has strengthened its efforts in following up the daily work of its municipal slaughterhouses across to ensure its application to all health requirements that guarantee the safety and health of the recipients.
The Ministry of Agriculture has put out guidelines to adhere to when dealing with slaughtering animals, which can protect civilians from infection of the Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) disease.
“When buying an animal, make sure it is free from the tick bug and any other parasites in the provided slaughterhouses.”
“If found on an animal, make sure to never touch the bug.”
“Wear protective garments, such as gloves and long boots, and safely and hygienically dispose of slaughter waste in a bag and in designated areas” it added.
Oman News Agency (ONA) had reported that a person died of CCHF, while six other cases have been reported in various governorates of the Sultanate.
The Ministry of Regional Municipalities and Water Resources in Oman has stressed that following these precautions helps preserve the safety of all the public.