Ministry conducts workshop on coronavirus outbreak

Muscat: The Directorate General for Health Services (DGHS) of Muscat Governorate, represented by the Private Health Establishments Department conducted a workshop to raise the awareness of Novel Coronavirus, in order to take the precautionary measures and knowing the working mechanism to be followed for private health institutions.It was conducted in the ballroom of the Oman College of Health Sciences in Al Wattiyah.

More than 400 participants of the medical category and private sectors attended the workshop.

The workshop highlighted the ways of dealing with the suspected cases of Coronavirus, in the private and the government health institutions and giving the the required appropriate healthcare.

The Ministry of Health stated,“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.” They added.

Times of Oman

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