Health & Environment

Saudi handling of pandemic a lesson for the world

Saudi Arabia has provided lessons for the whole world in dealing with pandemics with its prompt measures during the Covid-19 crisis, said the Kingdom's Health Minister.
 
Commenting on the decision to lift all covid preventive measures, Fahd Al-Jalajel said the main message was its people first policy that was evident when King Salman directed to provide free treatment for all Covid patients without differentiating between citizens, residents, or illegal migrants.
 
Al-Jalajel stressed that the high rates of vaccination, which exceeded 95% of the total population, contributed to reducing the number of infections by 87% and critical cases by 96%.
 
At a time when several countries witnessed the third wave, the Kingdom had overcome this wave without any effective economic repercussions or the closure of vital activities, he said.
 
Al-Jalajel indicated that reaching this stage, including the decision to lift all precautionary measures, despite the continuation of the pandemic globally, demonstrates the experience of the Saudi health sector in dealing with global emergencies, hailing the cooperation between government and private healthcare providers. - TradeArabia News Service