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رغبة منا بالتعرف على مستوى رضاكم عن موقعنا وبهدف تطويره وتحسينه، فقد قمنا بتصميم استبيان سريع لقياس مدى الرضا عن موقع دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة روعي في تصميم الاستبيان أن يكون قصيرا وسريعا كي لا نطيل عليكم، وعليه نرجو منكم التكرم باستكماله عن طريق الرابط التالي
استبيان رضا المتعاملين عن موقع دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة

Bird flu rapid action team fares well in mock exercise

posted on 18/04/2006: 1519 views



Panic buttons were pressed when reports of a bird flu outbreak in the city poured in. It was like a genuine emergency as military, police and health authorities as well as other agencies swiftly moved to Suwiehan to contain and clear a poultry farm from the killer bird flu virus that has swiftly spread among 10,000 chickens.

This was the scenario staged at Zayed Sports City as part of a bird flu drill organised by the National Committee for Emergency Response to Bird Flu on Sunday.



The exercise at Zayed Sports City stadium began at noon and concluded in an hour covering a span of 48 hours with the complete culling of birds, disinfecting the area, cleaning and eliminating the virus. However, no live birds were used or culled during the drill, which was observed by Sheikh Hamdan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and committee chairman.



Hi-tech equipment, including army vehicles, ambulances and helicopters, were used in the exercise. Among others who witnessed the drill were Lieutenant General Sheikh Saif Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Interior, Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister for Presidential Affairs, and other senior government officials. "It was a successful drill to prove the viability of the National Avian Influenza Crisis Management Plan, which has already been approved by the Federal Cabinet."



"The drill results conclude 90 per cent achievement. We have realised certain weak points, which will be eliminated in the next drill to be held within three to four weeks," Majid Al Mansouri, the committee spokesman and Secretary-General of Environment Agency Abu Dhabi (EAD), said during a briefing on Monday. He said the drill involved a radius of three kilometres of area cordoned off by security agencies and army while the operation to contain the virus was carried out. (Gulf News)

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