Oman puts ends to health workers’ resignation as Covid-19 cases surge

Oman has announced it will no longer accept resignation requests from the country’s health workers as cases of covid-19 are on the increase mode.
“In view of the current conditions of the corona pandemic, and what the indicators show of the accelerating rise in the number of cases infected with Covid-19 and based on Article (12) of the Infectious Diseases Control Law promulgated by Royal Decree No. 9.2 which states: ‘When any disease emerges and threatens the health of the public, the Minister of Health or whoever he 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,” Dr Ahmad Al Saidi, Oman’s Health Minister said in a circular sent all health institutions.
“The decision was made to preserve the efficiency of the health system in response, to ensure the quality of sacred health services, and to be able to contribute effectively to the state’s efforts from all sectors to confront the repercussions of this pandemic,” the circular added.
It is unclear how many health workers have resigned so far since the outset of the pandemic. The Gulf country has witnessed a surge in the number of cases. It now counts as of today May 4, 196,000 of total cases while the number of deaths equals 2,053 according to Worldometer, a reference website that provides counters and real-time statistics for diverse topics.

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