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MOPH, MME Ministers Inspect Readiness of Quarantine Complex in Umm Salal

  • Date : March 25, 2020

"Her Excellency Dr. Hanan Mohamed Al Kuwari, Minister of Public Health (MOPH), and His Excellency Mr. Abdulla bin Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Subaiei, Minister of Municipality and Environment (MME), paid an inspection visit to the Quarantine Complex in Umm Salal region, which was prepared in the context of precautionary measures taken by the State of Qatar to combat the Coronavirus (Covid-19) and address it.

During the visit, the two ministers checked the capabilities and sanitary facilities included in the complex, which were prepared to receive any cases that require placing them in quarantine, with a large capacity.

The health quarantine complex in Umm Salal contains 32 buildings, equipped with 4000 beds, and will reach 8,000 beds within a week from now, and another 10,000 beds will be added during the next few weeks to upgrade the complex's capacity to 18 thousand beds. It is provided with all means of comfort, safety, recreation and necessary health requirements.

The MOPH and MME ministers were briefed, during their tour at the complex, about the preparations of the quarantine complex to receive cases that meet the quarantine conditions, in addition to finding out about the available facilities, such as the medical clinic and other facilities, through an explanation provided by the medical staff present there.

They also learned about the response plans put forward to receive cases subject to quarantine, according to the highest safety and security standards and international health standards.

Her Excellency Dr. Hanan Mohamed Al Kuwari, Minister of Public Health praised the efforts made by various entities in the country to deal with the Coronavirus (Covid-19), noting the high readiness of health teams to deal with this epidemic.

Her Excellency expressed her thanks to the medical staff working in the first row for facing the (Covid-19) virus and protecting the society. She also hailed the great community cooperation in implementing preventive measures to protect themselves, their families and their community.

The visit, which also included a number of senior health officers at MOPH and Hamad Medical Corporation, , is part of a number of field trips to ensure implementation of preparedness plans to combat the Coronavirus, in addition to all measures and precautions taken within this framework.
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