Health minister convenes meeting on coronavirus outbreak

Oman Sunday 26/January/2020 17:06 PM
By: Times News Service
Health minister convenes meeting on  coronavirus outbreak

Muscat: Dr. Ahmed bin Mohammed Al-Saidi, Minister of Health has convened a meeting to discuss the Sultanate's preparedness for the Novel Coronavirus (nCoV) outbreak at the Directorate General of Diseases Surveillance & Control.

The meeting discussed the public health plan, particularly the preparations and procedures used to examine the arrivals that are coming from the nCoV-infected areas in the airports and ports of the Sultanate.

In addition, the meeting discussed the preparations of the hospitals and health institutions to address any suspected cases of Novel Coronavirus, as well as the provision of laboratory fluids and reagents in the Central Public Health Laboratory.

The meeting also touched upon the community outreach plan through the formal social media channels.

The meeting was attended by the Undersecretary of Ministry of Health for Health Affairs along with the members of the Central Committee for Public Health Emergency.