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MOH Trains Its Employees on Safety and Emergency Plans
03 June 2013
Within the framework of the plans of Security and Safety General Department at the Ministry of Health (MOH) for qualifying and training its staff on safety applications and emergency plans, the department has recently organized two training courses, targeting safety supervisors in hospitals and radiology departments’ staff. Thus, forty trainers representing hospitals all over the Kingdom’s regions, such as King Fahd Medical City (KFMC), King Saud Medical City (KSMC) and Prince Salman Center for Kidney Diseases in Riyadh, have participated in the courses, in addition to employees of 13 hospitals and medical centers from 9 different regions and governorates of the Kingdom.
 
The Director General of Safety and Security, Eng. Anas Al-Zaid, has pointed out that the first course, that comprised two lectures delivered by Mr. Ibrahim Al-Magheeb over two days, was under the title: “Major Disasters in Healthcare Facility”, in which he talked about the internal and external crises and disasters, and how to manage health facilities, in addition to the plans of emergency crews and safety supervisors within hospitals to receive cases and classify them, in order to help the medical staff in the offered first aid.
 
On the other hand, the second course, entitled “HAZMAT in Hospitals”, tackled the types of radiation, means of protection against it, and the risk of radioactive materials and their impact on human health and environment. The course has also discussed the hazardous substances, accidents control system, using the personal protective equipment, decontamination, evaluating risks, and the ways of disposing medical waste.
Eng. Al-Zaid  went on adding that that this course comes within the framework of MOH preparations for the hospitals assessment by the Central Board for Accreditation of Healthcare Institutions (CBAHI). Furthermore, he indicated that these courses are reckoned the first of their kind within the activities of the Security and Safety General Department, which was formed through the new MOH organizational structure.
 
Finally, Eng. Al-Zaid has underscored the MOH’s keenness and pursuit to promote the safety level at its facilities, building on two main pillars: the ongoing training and follow-up. Therefore, a strategic plan has been developed to achieve this target.
 
 



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