Health Minister speaks about local health situation, sector


Published: 2023-01-15 21:20

Last Updated: 2023-10-02 12:00

Health Minister speaks about local health situation, sector
Health Minister speaks about local health situation, sector

The Minister of Health, Firas Al-Hawari, said Sunday that the COVID-19 situation in Jordan is stable right now, in comparison with the same time last year.

Hawari told Roya that Jordan records only 20 to 30 positive cases of coronavirus per day.

He added that the ministry conducted random coronavirus tests across the Kingdom to assess the local COVID-19 situation, which turned out to be “very good.”

He pointed out that the COVID-19 situation is not something that can be hidden, noting that it is currently similar to the seasonal flu, which means there will be no closures or other strict measures taken.

Regarding the Respiratory Syncytial Virus, he said that there has been an increase in the number of cases since the beginning of fall, which began to decline approximately two weeks ago.

In relation to health services, he said that the ministry has successfully cooperated with all parties to improve the services provided across Jordan.

He added that the ministry signed four agreements with government universities to use the ministry's hospitals as teaching hospitals and provide them with doctors.

He pointed out that Al-Bashir hospitals were able to reduce the waiting time for x-rays and MRIs.

Hawari said Jordan received grants from the European Union to improve health centers in different governorates, adding that there is a need for additional health centers.

He pointed out that the ministry has worked on refurbishing and expanding 185 health centers.

Regarding the shortage of certain medication, Hawari said that when medicines are cut off from the source, it is not Jordan’s fault and the ministry provides suitable alternatives.

He ended the interview saying citizens can submit complaints regarding the medical sector directly to his office.