DGHS-Muscat Organizes Workshop on Coronavirus for Private Health Institutions
DGHS-Muscat Organizes Workshop on Coronavirus for Private Health Institutions10/2/2020
The Directorate General for Health Services (DGHS) of Muscat Governorate, represented by the Private Health Establishments Department organized today (Monday) a workshop to update the health workers' information on the Novel Coronavirus at the training ballroom of the Oman College of Health Sciences in Al-Wattiyah.
More than 400 participants of the medical categories and allied health professionals from the private sector have attended the workshop.
The workshop aimed to raise awareness among the health workers in the private sector on the medical response of the novel coronavirus (nCoV) outbreak in order to take the precautionary measures and knowing the working mechanism to be followed to detect and diagnose the disease. In addition, the workshop highlighted the issues of referring the suspected cases from the private to the government health institutions for health checkups and receiving the required appropriate healthcare, as well as the efforts of the Ministry of Health to combat the nCoV and preparedness plans to handle any infected or suspected cases.
Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) symptoms, diagnosis, and prevention methods were stressed at the workshop. Moreover, several topics were discussed related to the disease’s epidemiological situation globally, National preparedness and response plans at the various levels of care in the private health institutions of the Governorate, as well the preparedness at points of entry and Epidemiological surveillance mechanism.
Dr. Tahira bint Mohammed Ali, Director of the Private Health Establishments in the Directorate stressed that this workshop came within the preparedness of the Ministry in handling the new Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak in China, pointing out to the importance of the role of the private health sector with the government sector in tackling the virus and the response of public health emergency.