Muscat: Oman’s Minister of Health has said that more doctors and medical professionals could be required to assist their colleagues who are currently involved in fighting the spread of COVID-19.
In a message dedicated to healthcare professionals in the country for the efforts they’ve so far taken in assisting in reducing the impact of the disease, Dr Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Saidi said, “With the increasing incidence of COVID-19 infections, we have seen the demand for critical care services increase too. Thus, to meet this increasing demand, the critical care units have been training more staff and arranging the essential requirements.
“Furthermore, some of you might be called to join and support your colleagues in the front line teams,” added the minister. “I thank you for your dedication and excellent performance. I am confident that working together, we can overcome the challenges.”
The Minister of Health also said that the efforts of medical teams that had been deployed to help in the fight against COVID-19 had been praised by His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik.
“Since my last message to you last week, we have seen His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik preside over the supreme high committee meeting for COVID-19,” he explained. “His Majesty praised all your efforts, and acknowledged your sacrifices and dedication.
“As you are aware, the incidence of COVID-19 infections are mounting worldwide, and it is apparent to all of us that we need to learn how to live with and manage COVID-19 and its impact on societies,” added Al Saidi.
The Minister of Health also said that considerations were being taken to reopen more services in Oman, while keeping in mind that those who used and operated them continued to remain safe from infection.
“We are, currently, planning the feasibility of resuming our services whilst taking precautions to ensure the safety of the healthcare workers, patients and the community at large,” said Al Saidi. “I urge each one of you to contribute to this planning effort.”