A workshop to update the health workers on the latest developments regarding the Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCov) was held at the Oman College of Health Sciences in Wattayah on Monday.
The workshop was organised by the Directorate General for Health Services (DGHS) of Muscat governorate, represented by the Private Health Establishments Department. More than 400 participants from various medical fields and allied health professionals from the private sector attended the workshop. It aimed to raise awareness among the health workers on the apt medical response for nCoV and the precautionary measures to be adopted.
The delegates were also informed of the working mechanism to be followed to detect and diagnose the disease. In addition, the workshop highlighted the issues of referring suspected cases from the private to the government health institutions for health check-ups and receiving the required appropriate healthcare. The symptoms, diagnosis, and prevention methods for nCoV were also stressed on at the workshop. Moreover, several topics were discussed related to the disease’s epidemiological situation globally.
National preparedness and response plans at various levels and epidemiological surveillance mechanism were also reviewed.
Dr Tahira bint Mohammed Ali, director of the Private Health Establishments, said that the workshop was part of the ministry’s efforts to prepare itself in handling 2019-nCoV outbreak.