Muscat: Royal Hospital in Muscat said it has started a campaign to vaccinate the health cadres and more than 600 of its staff have been vaccinated. “We expect to vaccinate more, consecutively, soon,” the hospital said.
Qasim bin Ahmed al Salmi, director-general of the Royal Hospital, said that pandemic had led to the collapse of the health and economic systems of developed countries, with enormous resources.
“I thank you for your sincere efforts and your noble sacrifices to support the hospital, support the health system of the Sultanate, and enable it to deal with the requirements of a pandemic that the world has not seen for more than a hundred years.”
He added, “With your dedication and sacrifices, we witnessed a significant decline in the previous wave of the Covid 19 pandemic, and the numbers of patients in intensive care departments and wards decreased, and we were able to start resuming some of our services to excellent rates, in accordance with the standard document for the safe resumption of health services, which you drafted.”
He warned that there is an increase in cases of infection and patients in wards and intensive care departments in health institutions in the Sultanate.
This increase calls for all of us to resume preparations to deal with any increments or other waves to come, and to activate the steps specified in the standard work document to resume our services, he said.
“We must reiterate our commitment to wearing masks and wearing masks for all patients, washing hands with soap or sterile, and maintaining physical distancing at all times.”
Salmi said, “We must stress on examining patients coming to the hospital to obtain our various services and make sure that they do not have symptoms of infection.”
The infection control team and all the supportive teams in the hospital will work diligently in the national centers, departments, and hospital departments, and we will use our experience and strength to prove our ability once again to support the Sultanate’s health system, to overcome any upcoming challenges related to Covid 19.\
The national campaign to immunize health personnel and the population will continue and will help to witness the end of this pandemic and this challenge soon, he said.