MOH Reviews Novel Coronavirus Surveillance

Muscat, A meeting to review and follow up the ongoing efforts of the Medical and Public Health Response Sector to tackle the novel coronavirus (nCoV) with the concerned authorities was convened today at Ministry of Health’s Center for Emergency Management.

The meeting was chaired by Dr. Ahmed bin Mohammed Al-Saidi, Minister of Health, in the presence of MOH’s Health Affairs Undersecretary Head of the Sector Dr. Mohammed bin Saif Al Hosni, along with members from the Sultan’s Armed Forces, Royal Oman Police, and Public Authority for Civil Defence and Ambulance.

The meeting highlighted key measures that have been taken by the Ministry, with the cooperation of several parties, in response to the Novel Coronavirus outbreak, outlining the land, sea and air entry points’ emergency plans as well the coordination established between the Ministry of Health and the various concerned authorities.

The meeting underlined the public health emergency plans and the significant of coordination among health authorities on all levels and specialties. In addition, the private health sector readiness and role in this regard were emphasized.

Source: Oman News Agency