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‘Civil defence fully prepared to deal with coronavirus pandemic’

2 May 2020 By ONA

Oman’s civil defence sector is fully prepared to tackle the onslaught of COVID-19 pandemic as it has raisied the level of ambulatory service at all its 35 centers located throughout the Sultanate. 

The Public Authority of Civil Defence and Ambulances (PACDA) is at the forefront to fight and check the spread of the pandemic and its ambulance unit has till now dealt with 38 suspected cases of coronavirus.  

Lieutenant-Colonel Hamad bin Abdullah al Hammadi, Assistant Director General of Ambulances, PACDA, said that the authority has prepared a strategy for medical field work to deal with the emerging coronavirus pandemic. 

“It has raises the level of ambulatory service presence in all its 35 centers operating round the clock.” 

He added that the authority has strengthened medical stock for ambulance services, especially those used in the field of medical prevention required for field work, as well as supporting the centers with cadres, mechanisms and medical equipment. 

“This is all done believing in the importance of emergency medical care for the community in dealing with this type of epidemic, as well as ensuring the continuity of the ambulance service to respond to road accidents as well as support emergency services provided by civil defense teams.” 

He added that the ambulance teams dealt with 38 suspected cases of COVID-19) in public and private places in a number of governorates. “The operations were conducted in accordance of the medical procedures used to prevent infection, provide emergency medical care and transfer them to health institutions.” 

He pointed out that the authority continues to follow pandemic developments through a medical guidance and supervision system. 

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