In accordance with the directives of His Excellency the Minister of Public Health and Population, Professor Dr. Qasim Muhammad Bahibah, and the Governor of Hadhramaut Governorate, Professor Mabkhout Mubarak bin Madi, a meeting was held in the office of the Ministry of Public Health and Population in Hadhramout Al-Sahel, led by Dr. Muhammad Saleh Al-Jumahi, Director General of the Office of the Ministry of Public Health and Population in the governorate, and in the presence of some epidemiological specialists. And the health department to discuss the latest developments in cases of cholera in some areas and districts of the governorate and the mechanism of the interventions of the office for preventive and curative measures to avoid limiting its spread and the risk of its transmission to other areas in Hadhramaut.
The meeting also discussed the readiness of hospitals and health centers and how they receive sick cases and provide them with full health care, as well as the possibility of assigning centers to isolate cases, as well as the readiness of the epidemiological surveillance program and rapid response. teams to go down and follow cases and collect samples as soon as possible, and the preparation of the central laboratory to inspect and examine samples and send the results. In addition to the readiness of medical supplies and pharmaceutical supplies to provide drugs and intravenous solutions.
The meeting emphasized the need to present an urgent plan to face the cholera epidemic under the supervision of the relevant authorities in the office of the Ministry of Health and health offices in high-risk districts to prepare to face the expected epidemic and limit its spread, calling. citizens to adhere to preventive guidelines to maintain their safety.
Dr. Muhammad Saleh Al-Jumahi, Director General of the Office of the Ministry of Public Health and Population in Hadramaut Al-Sahel, expressed his thanks and appreciation to the Ministry of Public Health and Population, the local authority in the governorate, and the organizations for their support to the health sector. Also thanks to all specialists in epidemiological matters, to directors of relevant departments, to health offices in the boards and to rapid response teams for their efforts in follow-up. Continuation and arrangement of all necessary equipment. confronting epidemics and infectious diseases and providing patients with primary health care services.