Muscat, May 3 - The resignation requests of health workers will be not received until further notice due to the exceptional circumstances of the pandemic and the increasing number of cases, the Minister of Health said in a circular.
Dr Ahmed bin Mohammed al Saeedi, Minister of Health, said that the decision was made to maintain the efficiency of the health system to ensure the quality of health services, and to be able to contribute effectively to the state efforts to confront the repercussions of this pandemic.
The circular said, “In view of the current conditions of the pandemic, and what the indicators show of the accelerating rise in the number of cases and based on Infectious Diseases Control Law promulgated by Royal Decree.”
The law states “When disease emerges and threatens the health of public, the Minister of Health, or whoever delegates shall have exceptional powers to protect the country from the spread of the epidemic, it is decided to stop receiving the resignation requests submitted by the occupants of medical and auxiliary medical posts from Omanis until further notice.”
Most hospitals in Oman have battled the third wave by deploying more beds for Covid-19, opening new hospital wards, and having more beds in intensive care rooms.
Extra medicines, oxygen equipment, and ventilators have been also provided to cope with the pandemic.
Hospitals have also stopped non-essential operations and patient until the spread of the virus slows down.