MoH highlights private sector role in the diagnosis of HIV

March 22, 2017

The Ministry of Health (MoH) organised a workshop on ‘HIV in the Private Sectors’ at Hotel Muscat Holiday on Tuesday.

Represented by the Directorate General for Disease Surveillance and Control, MoH held the workshop in collaboration with the Directorate General of Private Health Establishments, stated a press release.

The workshop aimed at strengthening the role of the private sector in diagnosing HIV problem in the sultanate. It further aimed at coordinating work between health institutions in both the public and private sectors which would ultimately secure the identification of HIV patients consequently ensuring the diagnosis of the disease and treatment.

The workshop began with Dr Seif al Abri, director general of disease surveillance and control outlining the statistics of HIV patients recorded in the ministry’s institutions.