Cancellation of vacations .. a health emergency to face the fluctuations in the weather

01:25 AM

Saturday 20 November 2021

Books – Ahmed Gomaa:
The Ministry of Health and Population announced raising the state of preparedness in hospitals in all governorates to the maximum degree, in conjunction with the Meteorological Authority’s expectations that a number of governorates would be exposed to a wave of weather fluctuations, starting tomorrow morning.

Hossam Abdel Ghaffar, the official spokesman for the Ministry of Health and Population, confirmed the convening of the 24-hour crisis room to deal with any emergency, and permanent coordination with the emergency room of the Ambulance Authority, the hospitals of the Ministry of Health, and the Supreme Council of University Hospitals through the Emergency Services Center (137) to receive and transfer emergency cases. ; To ensure that medical care is provided to the fullest.

“Abdul Ghaffar” added that the plan to confront weather fluctuations included canceling the vacations of medical staff, emphasizing the health directorates in the governorates and the executive directors of university hospitals by providing medicines and emergency supplies in additional quantities, providing additional balances of blood bags and its derivatives, and doubling the number of doctors in emergency departments.

He pointed out that the crisis room includes in its formation all sectors of the ministry, which include “curative medicine, preventive medicine, ambulance authority, blood bank, the secretariat of specialized medical centers, the therapeutic institution, the health insurance authority, and the Educational Hospitals Authority”, in addition to representatives of the Supreme Council of University Hospitals. Under the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research to coordinate between all sectors.

The Ministry of Health called on all citizens to adhere to wearing heavy clothes appropriate to the expected wave of weather fluctuations, and also appealed to the elderly and those with chronic diseases to stay at home as much as possible and not to go out except for necessity.

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