Qatar’s Minister of Public Health, HE Dr Hanan Mohamed Al Kuwari and Minister of Municipality and Environment HE Abdulla bin Abdulaziz bin Turki Al Subaie, recently inspected the newly established Umm Slal quarantine compound as part of the precautionary measures taken by the government against COVID-19.
The two ministers examined the health capabilities and equipment at the expansive compound which has been especially prepared to receive any case requiring quarantine.
Umm Slal quarantine compound is composed of 32 buildings with capacity for 18,000 beds and will be available once the compound is fully equipped in the next few weeks. The compound currently contains 4,000 beds and will reach 8,000 beds in the next week. It has been fully equipped to ensure the comfort, safety and entertainment needs, in addition to the necessary health services, for quarantined people.
During the visit, the ministers toured the compound and were briefed by the medical team on the compound’s readiness to receive cases that are qualified for quarantine, in addition to the services that the compound provides.
The ministers were also briefed on the response plans to receive quarantine cases according to the highest safety and security measure, and following the global health standards.
HE Dr Hanan Mohamed Al Kuwari thanked the frontline medical teams for their efforts. She also praised the collaboration within the community at large for following precautionary measures to protect themselves, their families and the wider community.
The visit is part of the country’s preparation led by health leaders at MOPH and Hamad Medical Corporation, to ensure the implementation of preparedness and readiness plans to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the country.
Source: Ministry of Public Health website