Muscat: The Sultanate’s Embassy in Egypt has confirmed that the Sultanate’s government will guarantee treatment for two citizens who contracted COVID-19 while they were in Egypt.
The Sultanate’s Embassy in Cairo, Arab Republic of Egypt issued a statement regarding the audio clip circulating for an Omani citizen in Egypt that stated: "With reference to the audio clip circulating on social media, the Embassy would like to inform you that the citizen arrived two months ago to Cairo with his son for the purpose of medical treatment, and he recovered, but he preferred to stay."
In March, the Embassy interviewed the citizen’s son and helped him in facilitating his father’s admission to one of the specialised isolation hospitals, and he was asked to provide the embassy with some documents explaining his father’s health status, and immediately after he left the embassy’s headquarters, a phone call came from the citizen stating that his son was also infected with Coronavirus.
On Thursday, April 1, 2021, his son provided the embassy with the required documents, in which he stated that he had conducted an examination confirming that he had pneumonia due to the Coronavirus on March 20, 2021, and he was referred directly to the esteemed ministry (the consular department) to take the necessary action.
"The diplomat at the embassy, after receiving the reports, contacted the citizen to check on him and took his residence address in Egypt, provided him with the phone number of one of the diplomats to communicate in case of any emergency. The ambassador also reassured the citizen to that the necessary treatment would be made available for him," the embassy added.
The Sultanate’s Foreign Ministry was contacted for the speedy admission of the citizen to the hospital for treatment of symptoms of coronavirus. The Honorable Minister of Health in the Sultanate coordinated with His Excellency the Ambassador, who responded graciously by treating him in the Egyptian hospitals from the symptoms of COVID at the expense of the Sultanate.
"Coordination was made directly with a specialised hospital, sending all reports, and providing an ambulance to transport him to the hospital for treatment until he recovered from symptoms," the statement added.
"The Embassy would like to point out that all measures have been taken. As soon as reports are received they will be communicated with the concerned authorities and the procedures are being completed by communicating with officials in the Sultanate as well as with the hospital to transport and treat the patient. The Embassy is carrying out all procedures according to what is followed to serve all the people of the Sultanate, and the Embassy also requests citizens coming to Egypt to communicate with the Embassy through the following numbers around the clock in case of any inquiry or for any emergency: 0227289970, 0227289971,” the statement concluded.