Aedes Aegypti Elimination Campaign launched in Bushar
the ongoing campaign to eradicate the breeding of dengue-fever carrying mosquito, run by the Ministry of Health (MOH) in collaboration with the Municipality of Muscat and the relevant stakeholders, is being launched today (Wednesday) in Wilayat of Bushar.
The launching was held with the presence of H.E. Dr. Ahmed Mohammed Al Saidi, Minister of Health, as well as a number of Al Shura and Municipal Councils, in addition to officials from the two organizing authorities, and community members at the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque’s external area.
His Excellency Health Minister reviewed the ongoing work and met those involved in the organization, participation, and volunteering of the campaign.
H.E. Al Saidi praised the efforts exerted at the beginning of the campaign which covered wilayat of Seeb and urged for more efforts.
Health Minister emphasized the importance of public cooperation to achieve the objective of this campaign.
The two-week campaign, carried out from 8th - 21st of January 2019, is organized with the purpose of eliminating Aedes aegypti mosquito that recently caused cases of dengue fever in Muscat governorate.
The MOH and Municipality of Muscat, with the cooperation of their Excellencies the Walis’ offices as well as volunteers, have finalized their preparations for conducting the campaign in the governorate’s Wilayat including the prepared plans, provision of the necessary resources, as well as training of field teams that will visit some households in addition to other logistics.
To fulfil the objective of the campaign, the Ministry of Health and Municipality of Muscat call upon all citizens and residents to activate the community role to eradicate breeding sites of aedes aegypti mosquito and to cooperate with the field teams involved in the Muscat campaign for aedes aegypti eradication.
Moreover, the Ministry of Health and the Municipality of Muscat call on everyone to seek information from their reliable source and ignore rumors. Citizens and residents can communicate with the Ministry of Health's Contact Center and the Muscat Municipality Contact Center for any queries