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Abu Dhabi Police unveils preventive mechanism against H1N1 flu

posted on 22/07/2009: 1629 views

Abu Dhabi Police has unveiled a preventive plan to combat the H1N1 flu as part of a package of medical measures and educational programmes.

Brigadier Salim Al Junabi, Director of Medical Services, Abu Dhabi Police, said Abu Dhabi Police were joining forces with their strategic partners to combat and control the diseases. He said that personnel would be educated on the symptoms of the disease and preventive measures.

Police labs will be provided with relevant publications,' he added.

Deputy Commander General of Abu Dhabi Police Major General Obeid Al Kitbi said the state-of-the-art health care services, the network of modern hospitals, health centres and clinics as well as high living standards and health awareness would act and serve as the first defence line against the H1N1 disease.

Health Minister Dr. Hanif Hassan appreciated the synergy with Ministry of Interior which would have far-reaching impact in preventing the spread of the virus. He also highlighted the vital role of police forces at the land, sea and air outlets.

According to him, the Ministry of Health is stepping up efforts with other stakeholders to keep the country free of the virus. "All announced cases of H1N1 virus have been fully cured and they are leading their life normally,” the minister affirmed.

"With advent of the busy summer travel season of leave and Haj and Umrah through the country's outlets, the Ministry of Health will step up cooperation with the Ministry of Interior to handle the passenger's massive rush,” he added.

Chairman of Abu Dhabi Health Authority (HAAD) Dr. Ahmed Al Mazrouie affirmed that hospitals in Abu Dhabi were fully ready to handle any number of infected or suspected cases of H1N1 flu.

"Since early appearance of the virus worldwide, we have devised an integrated plan for quick response to any cases to ensure complete control of the possible spread of the disease,” he added.

"HAAD is adopting all preventive principles recommended by the World Health Organisation,” he affirmed.

Dr. Khaled Alloush, UNDP Resident Representative and UN Resident Coordinator in the UAE, praised preventive measures taken by the UAE as model and civilised in term of management of crisis facing the world.

"Reporting infected cases is necessary for health authorities to take preventive measures and stop transmission of the disease,” he emphasised. - Emirates News Agency, WAM


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