Oman’s MOH celebrates laying the foundation stone for the Central Public Health Laboratory

Muscat: The Ministry of Health will celebrate tomorrow, Tuesday, the laying of the foundation stone for the Central Public Health Laboratory in the Wilayat of Seeb in the Governorate of Muscat.

The main building of the Central Public Health Laboratory contains many departments, including: chemical laboratory, biochemistry, toxins, food outbreaks laboratory, bacteriological laboratory (a reference laboratory for antibiotic-resistant microbes and a reference molecular laboratory).

The building will include a department for quality and risk management (a laboratory that provides the regional quality program), public health laboratory affairs, and a virological laboratory (regional polio reference laboratory, regional measles and rubella laboratory, national influenza laboratory, SARS-CoV-2 regional laboratory, and others). The building will include a reference laboratory for pulmonary tuberculosis, epidemiology and laboratory surveillance, a laboratory for parasites, malaria and fungi, a newborn examination laboratory, genetic sequencing and a bioinformatics department, and a regional center with the World Health Organization for emerging and emerging diseases, in addition to the administrative and financial departments.

The Ministry of Health seeks to establish a modern, integrated building for the laboratory that contains the latest technologies and equipment reached by science in the field of laboratory tests, to be an advanced laboratory.

Emphasizing the role of central laboratories, His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik during his chairmanship of one of the meetings of the Supreme Committee in charge of discussing the mechanism of dealing with developments resulting from the spread of the Corona Virus Covid 19 on June 2, 2020, and ordered the establishment of a new central laboratory Public Health keeps pace with technical development and modern technical systems and covers the required needs in any circumstances.

The public health laboratories in the Sultanate of Oman continue their great efforts in detecting emerging viruses, and this was clearly evident during the Corona pandemic and its role in epidemiological preparedness and response, in addition to the great role that global health laboratories played in previous years during the pandemics that struck the world such as the SARS virus pandemic in 2003. H1N1 swine flu, and Middle East respiratory syndrome virus.

The announcement of the World Health Organization finally came in selecting the Central Public Health Laboratory in the Sultanate of Oman as a collaborating center in the field of emerging and emerging infectious diseases.

The selection of the laboratory represents an important achievement for the Sultanate of Oman, as the center will serve the Middle Eastern region and will have a global role among the cooperating and internationally accredited centers.

This is the first regional center in this field, which confirms the leadership of the Sultanate of Oman in many sectors and fields and the extent of its progress and success in many health initiatives and programs, whether at the local, regional or international level, including addressing infectious diseases and combating the risk factors causing them, which qualifies it to be A model at the international level in the field of public health laboratories and in the areas of response and control of epidemics.

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