Saturday 25 January 2020
Books – Ahmed Jumaa:
Dr. Hala Zayed, Minister of Health and Population, accompanied by Dr. Alaa Eid, Head of Preventive Medicine Sector, on Saturday evening, inspected the quarantine at Cairo International Airport to follow up on the precautionary medical insurance plan to tackle the new corona virus (ncov-2019) and prevent its entry into the country, after WHO warnings Global, and the injury of a number of people in China and some other countries.
Dr. Khaled Mujahid, adviser to the Minister of Health and Population for Media Affairs and the official spokesperson, said that the minister reviewed the preventive measures that the medical team is implementing with quarantine, praising their great efforts in implementing the comprehensive medical plan.
Mujahid added in a statement today, that the minister indicated that the medical insurance plan includes several axes, including raising the maximum level of readiness of all quarantine departments at the various entry points in the country (air, marine, and land), against the background of the World Health Organization warning to hospitals all over the world On January 7, to take preventive measures against the spread of infection.
The Minister pointed out the editing of health monitoring cards for each comer on a means of transportation from the country of China or the countries in which injuries occurred, with writing the complete data and it will be recorded on the program for those coming from abroad immediately and notifying the General Administration of Quarantine and its health affairs directorates the place of residence to monitor them for a period of time 14 days from arrival date.
The Minister of Health stressed the debate of all travelers coming from the areas where the disease appeared and the immediate isolation of any suspected case of the disease, and a circular was circulated to all health facilities at the level of the Republic, including the definition of cases and dealing with them, and preventive measures for medical service providers, stressing that Egypt It is one of the first countries to take strict precautionary measures, immediately following WHO warnings.
She pointed out that the ministry raised the degree of readiness and doubled its numbers of manpower in quarantine outlets, and equipped isolation departments in fever hospitals entrusted with dealing with such cases, and activated procedures for monitoring acute respiratory diseases, raising awareness, and following up the global epidemiological situation around the clock, noting that treatment The directorates and health departments in the governorates publish a virus definition in all private hospitals and clinics, and warns of the need to immediately report any suspected case and refer it to the nearest chest hospital or fever.
The Minister pointed out that in the event of a suspected case on any means of transportation, the means of transport are treated as hazardous waste, in addition to spraying the means of transportation, under the supervision of the quarantine.
The Minister of Health said, “The preventive medicine sector in Egypt is one of the best sectors of preventive medicine in the world, because it works in accordance with international standards,” stressing that no infected cases have been monitored yet, and directed to monitor the temperatures of all airport workers dealing with travelers, and to check them periodically. .
It is noteworthy that Major General Tareq Shash, Deputy Director of Airport Security, was receiving the Minister of Health upon her arrival at Cairo International Airport.