Oman to stop accepting resignation of healthcare workers - report
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Oman to stop accepting resignation of healthcare workers – report

Oman to stop accepting resignation of healthcare workers – report

The decision has been taken due to the increasing number of Covid-19 cases in the country

Oman’s Health ministry has issued a circular to stop receiving requests for resignation of health workers until further notice, according to local media reports.

The decision has been taken due to the increasing number of Covid-19 cases in the country, Times of Oman said, citing a circular issued to all health institutions by Dr Ahmad Al Saidi, Oman’s Health Minister.

“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,” the circular said.

“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,” it added.

Oman has also announced new guidelines to be followed in the country during the Eid break, including a ban on all commercial activities and gatherings.

Read: Covid-19: Oman issues new restrictions, bans Eid gatherings

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