Al-Ayed : Preserving health, safety of citizens basis of Gov't decision-making


[09-11-2020 12:30 AM]

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The Minister of State for Media Affairs and the government official spokesperson, Ali Al-Ayed, said that the basis for the decision-making process related to the coronavirus pandemic is to preserve the health and safety of citizens, and to sustain the ability of the health system to deal with infections that increased during the past weeks.

"The government will continue to seek transparency and clarity when making its decisions and clarifying them to citizens and the media," reiterating that the government makes its decisions according to scientific data and developments in the epidemiological situation," Al-Ayed said Sunday in a press conference in the Prime Ministry.

Al-Ayed stressed the importance of everyone’s commitment to precautionary measures to prevent the coronavirus in terms of wearing masks, maintaining physical distancing and using sterilizers, adding that "the mask is the only vaccine to protect ourselves, and commitment to ways to prevent disease is a national responsibility for everyone, whether the government, the media or citizens."

The Minister of State for Media Affairs reiterated that "the health system is able to absorb cases that need treatment, despite the noticeable increase this week in the number of infections and deaths," noting that the government is working continuously to enhance medical and health capabilities and has made tangible progress in this regard.

Al-Ayed highlighted a number of actions taken by the government to enhance the capabilities of the health system in light of the developments of the epidemiological situation, as a private hospital, the Gardens Hospital, was rented and dedicated to Covid-19 cases, stressing that this procedure will contribute to enhancing the capabilities of the health system with a capacity of 180 beds and 40 beds for intensive care.

The government, He noted, signed an agreement with a specialized company that has great experience in building and equipping field hospitals to build three field hospitals in the north, central and south of the Kingdom, explaining that their combined capacity is 1050 beds and 180 beds for critical care, and building these field hospitals will start in one week, and they will be completed within two months.

According to Al-Ayed, a number of health cadres in the public sector has also been appointed, including doctors, nurses and health personnel necessary to face the coronavirus crisis.

Regarding the parliamentary elections scheduled to take place on Tuesday, and the accompanying procedures, Al-Ayed indicated that the Independent Election Commission (IEC) has taken strict preventive measures to ensure the safety of all parties to the electoral process during the voting.




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