Preventive and Precautionary Measures against Zika Virus Discussed
A joint-Ministerial meeting on the Preventive and Precautionary Measures against Zika Virus Disease was held today (Wednesday ) at the Ministry of Health’s (MOH) Headquarter. The meeting was attended by H.E. Dr. Ahmed Mohammed Al Saidi, Minister of Health, H.E. Sayeed Mohammed Sultan Al Busaidi, Governor of Dhofar, H.E. Shiekh Ahmed Abdallah Al Shuhi, Minister of Regional Municipalities and Water Resources, H.E. Eng. Mohsen Ahmed Al Skaikh, Chairman of Muscat Municipality, H.E. Dr. Mohammed Saif Al Hosani, MOH’s Undersecretary of Health Affairs.
The meeting reviewed the latest data on the global situation regarding Zika Virus and the outbreaks areas. Afterwards, an overall report was presented to view the entomological surveillance of Aedes mosquitoes in the Sultanate’s Governorates. The meeting further considered the reformation of the National Sectoral cooperation Committee that accounts for the integrated management of Vector Control, and discussed the National Strategic Plan status in this regard.
In addition, the meeting discussed transferring the services and activities of mosquitos control to the concerned municipalities according to a definite period.