Live Supreme Committee: Employees should not exceed 70% in office in Oman

Muscat: 15th Press conference of the Supreme Committee charged with discussing the mechanism for dealing with Coronavirus Covid_19 | Thursday, September 10, 2020

Today Speakers

H.E. Dr. Ahmed Al Saeedi

Ministers of Health , Member of the Supreme Commit

H.E. Dr. Madiha Ahmed Al Shaibani,

Minister of Education

and a number of officials from Ministry of Education

Dr. Said bin Salim Al Abri

Director General of Diseases Surveillance & Control, Ministry of Health

The Minister of Health, during the press conference of the Supreme Committee,

Minister of Health: Cases are on the rise at the local and global level
Minister of Health: The epidemic continues and cases are increasing at the local and global level.
Minister of Health: Institutions must adhere to the maximum number of employees that do not exceed 70% of the employees
Minister of Health: The Sultanate is in constant contact with vaccine manufacturers.
Minister of Health: The main reason for reducing the number of child deaths in the Sultanate is vaccinations.
Minister of Health: People with a chronic disease are among the most affected when infected with Covid 19.
Minister of Health: Primary health institutions have continued their work since the beginning of the pandemic, and primary health programs have not been affected by the pandemic.
Minister of Health: Communicated with all the advanced companies in the field of vaccine manufacturing
Minister of Health: Hopefully, the vaccine will be available before the end of this year.
Minister of Health: A survey in 105 middle-income countries indicated that 90% of health services were negatively affected.
Minister of Health: We are still in the Sultanate in the first wave. Our numbers decreased in the last period, but they increased in the recent period.
Minister of Health: The second wave in most countries is inevitable, and if we adhere to the precautionary and preventive measures, we will avoid it.
Minister of Health:  The matter is related to all of us, and if we commit ourselves we will avoid the second wave, and if responsibility increases, we will avoid increasing the numbers.
Minister of Health:  The health institutions withstood, and the fatigue afflicted our children working in the health sector, including those who did not enjoy their leave
Minister of Health: we have to think about our children, health workers, especially the supervisors of hospitalization wards for people with # Covid_19 who wear protective clothing and masks for 8 hours continuously, and if this epidemic continues, the fatigue will increase on them.
Minister of Health: we can avoid the second wave of # Covid-19 by adhering to the precautionary measures, which are easy and available, and are summarized in physical distancing, wearing a muzzle, washing hands, and the etiquette of sneezing and coughing.
Minister of Health: whenever we reduce the rate of infection in the community by adhering to preventive measures; The more we are able to return to life normally.
Minister of Health: we have to think about our children, health workers, especially the supervisors of hospitalization wards for people with # Covid_19 who wear protective clothing and masks for 8 continuous hours, and if this epidemic continues, the fatigue will increase on them.
Minister of Health: Anyone who would like to know the locations and mechanism of plasma donation can contact the Ministry of Health call center at 1212
Minister of Health:  I remind everyone, whether children, youth, or the elderly, if he feels any respiratory symptoms and considers himself infected with # Covid 19 virus, he must isolate himself.
Minister of Health: We extend our thanks and appreciation to all those who donated plasma. Those who wish to donate plasma must go to the nearest blood bank in their governorate.
Minister of Health: Donating blood or plasma is in the blood banks located in all governorates of the Sultanate.
Minister of Health: The presence of a team from school and university health and nursing will have an active role in all schools during the return of students to study.
Minister of Health: Any gathering is a source of concern for us during this period, and this virus loves gatherings, and if we are committed in our community, we will avoid school infection with this virus.
Minister of Health:  It is not true what is being circulated about imposing fees of 45 riyals to conduct a medical examination in a governorate of Musandam
Minister of Health: The number of casualties decreased since July, but this decrease depends on the extent of adherence to preventive measures.

Dr.. Saif Al Abri during the Supreme Committee’s press conference
Dr. Said bin Salim Al Abri: The Ministry of Health has raised a list of chronic diseases, from which the employee is excluded from attending work or students to school, and it has been approved by the Supreme Committee.

Dr. Said bin Salim Al Abri: There is a protocol regarding school closures in the event of an injury in a school, and it has been approved by the Higher Committee.

Dr. Said bin Salim Al Abri: The beginning of the study there will be an intensive educational campaign on the measures that must be taken for all groups.

Dr. Said bin Salim Al Abri: The results of the National Serological Survey will be announced next week



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