Health Minister checks on readiness of thermal scanners at QAIA


Published: 2020-01-28 14:14

Last Updated: 2024-05-28 20:52

Health Minister checks on readiness of thermal scanners at QAIA
Health Minister checks on readiness of thermal scanners at QAIA

Minister of Health Dr. Saad Jaber checked on the readiness of the thermal scanners placed at Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) as part of the strict measures taken by the Ministry in an attempt to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus in Jordan.

Jaber explained that seven fixed thermal scanners and manual scanners were placed on the land, air and sea border crossings of the Kingdom.

He mentioned that two scanners were placed at QAIA and will operate 24/7 to detect any case of the virus, adding that the necessary measures will be taken within the global protocol that is in force and committed by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Minister Jaber also checked on the readiness of the specialized and trained medical teams to combat epidemics at the Airport.

During his visit to the Airport, the Minister, along with the Director of the Medical Tourism Department at the Ministry Suleiman Ammarin, checked on the health facilities, pointing to the important role that the Airport's Medical Tourism Office plays in providing awareness programs for patients coming to the Kingdom, providing possible facilities and responding to any inquiries.

Jordan is implementing the national strategy for health tourism and recovery in order to simplify the procedures for patients who come to the Kingdom to receive treatment, the minister stressed.

He praised the supervisory role played by the Ministry through the Medical Tourism Department in checking patients' health conditions once they arrive at the Airport or land borders.

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