FDCC slams the Health Ministry’s handling of the Covid-19 Crisis

Food and Drug Control Center criticizes the work of the health Ministry in handling the country's response to the Covid-19 pandemic

The FDCC claims that the Health Ministry has lacked a clear plan of action in dealing with the virus outbreak and failed the country in facing the deadly disease. [Photo: NCDC]

After monitoring a number of severe abuses and observations calling on the Ministry of Health to rectify them, the Food and Drug Control Center (FDCC) condemned the Ministry of Health’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic.

This was the outcome of a letter issued by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights to the Ministry of Health. The Agency highlighted the lack of a centralized data system connecting the Ministry to isolation centres, which operate without a medical protocol in accordance with WHO guidelines, as well as a significant scarcity of medical personnel.

The FDCC also condemned the failure to complete isolation centres in the Al-Mamurah and Al-Zahra regions, as well as the failure to build or maintain oxygen plants in some hospitals and centres, as well as the failure to pay for the management of private factories and working crews.

The Ministry of Health has been publicly criticized for the lack of a clear plan for dealing with the epidemic, as well as the consequent shortage of oxygen and medications in isolation centres during the virus’s record-breaking third wave in recent months.

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