Dubai: Oman’s Ministry of Health has denied social media rumours about the shortage of respirators at Sultan Qaboos Hospital in Salalah.
In a statement issued today, the ministry has categorically denied what is being circulated on social media regarding the crisis of providing respirators at Sultan Qaboos Hospital in Salalah.
The ministry called on everyone to take correct information from official sources only, adding that it has the right to take legal actions against everyone who tries to create confusion.
The ministry affirmed its readiness to deal with the pandemic, and that it has increased the capacity in all hospitals.
According to Dr. Nasser bin Amer Al Awed - Sultan Qaboos Hospital, Salalah, the number of COVID-19 patients in the intensive care unit at Sultan Qaboos Hospital in Salalah has exceeded 50 patients.
“The number of hospitalized patients in intensive care is increasing, and today it has reached 111 patients and 54 cases in intensive care,” Dr. Nasser said, adding that 10 to 15 cases are on full ventilators, and these cases have a high probability of death.
During a TV interview with Oman TV, Dr. Nasser made it clear that the increase in cases is very worrying. “Every person should think about his safety and the safety of his family and society. People must strictly adhere to COVID-19 precautionary measures”.