Cabinet approves coronavirus treatment protocol, financial reward to health cadres

Damascus, SANA- In the framework of the continued follow up of the latest developments of the Corona pandemic outbreak regionally and internationally, and to take all necessary measures to tackle it, the cabinet on Sunday was briefed on the progress of the executive plan of the ministries and the measures taken on the level of the provinces and the areas.

During its weekly meeting chaired by Prime Minister Imad Khamis, the cabinet listened to a briefing by Health Minister Nizar Yazaji on the readiness of the quarantine centers in the provinces.

The cabinet decided to establish central and sub taskforces in the provinces to assess the quarantine centers and to identify the optimal way to benefit from them, and to hand them over to the Health Ministry.

The cabinet also approved the Coronavirus treatment protocol at the public and private hospitals and the military hospitals which has been set by a technical advisory team that has worked on it since the first days of the virus spread, with the aim of organizing the work and dealing with coronavirus cases.

The Cabinet approved the payment of a monthly financial reward to health workers which are directly working on tackling the Coronavirus pandemic at the ministries of health, higher education and defense, in appreciation of their efforts during this phase and their efforts in raising the health sector’s readiness to curb the pandemic.

The Cabinet expressed support for all initiatives of the private sector in the field of tackling the virus, especially the start of manufacturing oxygen ventilators by national cadres.

Ruaa al-Jazaeri

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