Health, Private Health Sector Discuss (2019-nCoV) Medical Response
Health, Private Health Sector Discuss (2019-nCoV) Medical Response6/2/2020
As part of the Ministry of Health’s efforts to tackle Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), the Medical & Public Health Response Sector held today (Thursday) a meeting with a number of medical directors of several private healthcare establishments at the Directorate General of Private Health Establishments building.
Director General of PHE Dr. Mazin Al Khabouri pointed out that the meeting aimed at coordinating mechanisms of Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) detection and diagnosis hence referring the suspected cases from the private health institutions to MOH institutions to receive proper medical care. The meeting further identified the preventive and precautionary measures taken by the Ministry to handle any confirmed of suspected case.
The MOH’s Director General of Disease Surveillance and Control Dr. Saif Al Abri affirmed the importance of the joint collaboration between the public and private health sector, emphasizing the necessity of PHE preparedness in case of health emergency occurrence in the country.
Dr. Al Abri stressed the significance of developing a heath emergency plan on private healthcare institutions level along with training of relevant healthcare workers on infection prevention and control measures.
The meeting reviewed plans of private healthcare facilities to address the (2019-nCoV).