UAE is already planning for next viral outbreak
Wednesday, 05 13 2020, Category: Health, Country: U.A.E
The UAE's health minister said the country is already drawing up contingency plans to combat future viral outbreaks - as it continues to grapple with the effects of coronavirus.
Abdulrahman Al Owais said a national strategy for management of future diseases - known as "Disease X' - will be developed in light of lessons learned from the health sector's management of the ongoing pandemic.
Speaking on the final day of a remote government meeting set up to assess the country's post-Covid-19 action plan, he said the ministry will work to improve the efficiency of health services by embracing advances in technology and investing extra resources.
“The ministry will endeavor to develop the healthcare sector, by creating innovative ways to deliver healthcare services, such as telemedicine and digital medicine,” said Mr Al Owais.
Source: The National – UAE