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MOH Reviews Novel Coronavirus Surveillance

MOH Reviews Novel Coronavirus Surveillance

MOH Reviews Novel Coronavirus Surveillance


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

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

The meeting highlighted the 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.

His Excellency the Health Minister expressed gratitude to all the relevant stakeholders forward achieving the public interest and ensuring the Sultanate’s preparedness against such outbreaks.