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GCC Ministers of Health to Meet on Wednesday

GCC Ministers of Health to Meet on Wednesday

GCC Ministers of Health to Meet on Wednesday


The Sultanate will host tomorrow (Wednesday) the 5th Meeting of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Ministers of Health Committee and the 82nd Conference of Council of Ministers of Health of the GCC at its 44th session in the presence of the ministers of health and their accompanying delegation at the W Hotel Muscat.

H.E. Dr. Ahmed bin Mohammed Al-Saidi, Minister of Health will deliver a speech during the inauguration ceremony. In addition, the inauguration ceremony will include a speech of the Secretariat General of the GCC Claunching the 20-Year Cancer Incidence in Oman Report.

The 5th Meeting of the GCC Ministers of Health Committee will discuss the Decisions report of the GCC Supreme Council and the Council of Ministers on the fields of health and their implementation.

The agenda of the 5th Meeting will touch upon a number of topics including the decision of the Supreme Council at its 37th session in Al-Sukhair in December 2016 regarding the expatriates check-up. It will also address the implementation of Supreme Council Decision at its 36th session in Al-Riyadh, December 2015, about the strategic stockpile of medicines, vaccines and medical supplies in cases and emergency crises and the list of medical supplies Guides, as well as the 39th decision in Al-Riyadh, December 2018, on the Unified Guide for Health Procedures at GCC First points of Entry. 

Furthermore, the agenda will highlight the smart card health file, medications, medical devices and supplies exempted from value-added tax (VAT). Additionally, the meeting will follow-up the action plan of the GCC ministers of health, as well as coordinating and unifying the positions of the GCC countries in the international cartels in the health field, health cities, standardization of registration and classification procedures for medical specialties. Moreover, allocation of a daily sport session in GCC schools, human Capital indicator, and the WHO Air quality guidelines will be discussed.

The 82nd Conference of the GCC Council of Ministers of Health will include a presentation on the achievements of the Ministers of Health Council during 2019, as well as another topics such as the decisions of the joint procurement, central registration, expatriate check-up, technical committees, the GCC Ministers of Health Council future orientation, the financial affairs and the operational work for the GCC Council.