SMA News – Aden the capital
The governor of the capital Aden, Mr. Ahmed Hamed Lamlas, chaired on Tuesday, an extraordinary meeting of the emergency committee in the capital.
The meeting, which was attended by the first undersecretary of the governorate, Mohamed Nasr Shazly, listened to a report on the general health situation in the capital and the available possibilities for facing the developments of the expected second wave of the emerging corona virus “Covid-19”, submitted by Dr. Ali Abdullah Saleh, Director General of the Health and Population Office, and Dr. Salem Al-Shebhi as member of the committee.
The meeting focused on the readiness of the quarantine health centers, and the capabilities available to the health sector, the urgent needs that must be provided to confront the pandemic, as well as the role of international organizations and the need to communicate and coordinate with them regarding support for the efforts of the local authority in this aspect.
The meeting also touched on the role of the World Health Organization, drawn from the experience of confronting the epidemic during the previous wave of outbreak, and the emphasis on the need to strengthen it and the need for the organization to deal directly with the emergency committee in the capital.
The committee also discussed a number of proposals regarding dealing with arrivals from abroad to the capital, Aden, through the various outlets, stressing the need for communication and coordination with the Ministry of Transport and other concerned parties in this regard.
The committee stressed on the importance of the role of the media, education, endowments, youth and women sectors and civil society organizations in the aspect of community awareness and spreading methods of preventing the virus.
The meeting approved the formation of a committee headed by the first undersecretary of the governorate to go to quarantine centers, health facilities, and land, air and sea ports, to see their technical and human capabilities, and to submit a report on their needs to ensure that they play their desired role in facing the pandemic.
In conclusion, the committee assigned the Health and Population Office to prepare an integrated action plan to confront the second wave of the deadly epidemic outbreak, and another alternative plan in the event of any unexpected developments.