COVID-19: GCC Health Undersecretaries discuss latest developments on Monday

Oman Monday 22/June/2020 14:30 PM
By: Times News Service
COVID-19: GCC Health Undersecretaries discuss latest developments on Monday

Muscat: The Undersecretaries of Ministries of Health of the GCC states, on Monday, convened their eighth video-conference meeting to discuss the latest developments of COVID-19.

H.E. Dr. Mohammed bin Saif Al-Hosni, Undersecretary of Ministry of Health for Health Affairs represented the Sultanate in the meeting with the presence of Dr. Saif bin Salim Al-Abri, Director General of Diseases Surveillance & Control, Dr. Said bin Harib Al-Lamki, Director General of Primary Healthcare and member of the Executive Board of GCC Health Council along with Dr. Khadim bin Jafar Suliman, Director General of Specialized Medical Care.

The meeting reviewed the minutes of the GCC Ministers of Health meeting and discussed updating the evidence regarding pandemic preparedness and response. In addition, the meeting touched upon the mechanism for updating the treatment and diagnostic protocols, as well as the health requirements in the points of entry.

The undersecretaries urge all GCC citizens and residents to implement the infection control standards, avoid attending the gatherings as possible, and adhere to the preventive safety measures. They also stressed the importance of taking the information from reliable sources and to not pay attention to rumours and unofficial social media channels.