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Minister of Health Chairs the Meeting of CCC, Reviews its Future Plan
05 January 2015
His Excellency the Minister of Health, Dr. Muhammad bin Ali Alhayaza, discussed with the senior officials of the Ministry, and the members of the Command and Control Center (CCC), the activities and mechanisms used to monitor and follow up diseases as well as reviewing the activities and events of public health teams, including rapid response and treatment teams. He also reviewed the future plan of the center and its working mechanism to be adopted during the coming period, and the missions and tasks the center managed to achieve thus far.
This came during the meeting which His Excellency chaired yesterday (Sunday),  afternoon, at the MOH Headquarter, in the presence of His Excellency the Vice Minister for Health Affairs, Dr. Mansour bin Nasser Alhowasi, and His Excellency the Vice Minister for Planning and Development, Dr. Muhammad Khoshaim. The meeting was attended also by the chief and members of the CCC after reforming membership of the Center, to be headed by the Deputy Minister of Health for Public Health, Dr. Abdul Aziz bin Saeed. Meanwhile, His Excellency the Minister extended his thanks and appreciation to the former acting Minister of Health, Eng. Adel Faqih, for his efforts in establishing and supporting the center, lauding his role in this regard. Participating in the meeting, besides, albeit via video conferencing from Jeddah, was Dr. Tariq Ahmed Madani, the chairman of the Medical Advisory Board.
Within the same vein, the Minister has urged everyone to double efforts aimed at pushing the work process in the center and achieving its objectives as planned, as well as providing all types of support to keep on its effective role and contributing to underpinning the efforts exerted by the Ministry to control diseases and combat Corona virus and Ebola.
It's to be noted here that the Ministry of Health (MOH) has recently announced reshuffling leadership of the Command and Control Center (CCC), and moving it from Jeddah to Riyadh, as part of the planned transition since its inception, as well as activating it to work on permanent basis throughout the year to combat Corona virus, Ebola and all the infectious diseases.
In this regard, His Excellency the Minister of Health, Dr. Muhammad bin Ali Alhayaza, has issued a ministerial resolution moving the Command and Control Center from Jeddah to the Ministry's Headquarters, and reforming membership of the Center to be headed by the Deputy Minister of Health for Public Health, with a number of advisors and assistant deputies, general directors and MOH consultant physicians as members.
As per the new resolution, the center will undertake continuous control of all infectious diseases and  the early preparation for the protection against them, as well as  monitoring and following up statements on the diseases and providing response and coordination for the rapid intervention to control these diseases upon their occurrence and to eliminate them before their outbreak. The decision included also initiating a command and control center at each health affairs directorate under the chairmanship of the health affairs director and to be managed directly by the central Command and Control Center in the MOH Headquarter.
The resolution is based on the recommendations received from the Command and Control Center and the MOH’s Agency for Public Health, and within the keenness of the Ministry to activate the center so as to work side by side with the related ministry agencies and departments and to assure continuation of its work, and as part of the planned transition since the establishment of the center. In its new location, the center is going to consolidate its fruitful efforts by opening more consultation and cooperation efforts with the related health institutions and commission inside and outside the Ministry.
Additionally, the resolution also comes in continuation of the efforts exerted by the Ministry to combat Corona virus and Ebola and confronting the health challenges by adopting a comprehensive and systematic approach and within its quest to establish and support all factors which insure facilitating the missions of the center and achieving its set goals.   
It's worth noting here that the MOH's Command and Control Center includes physicians, scientists, researchers and healthcare and planning experts for the emergency cases.

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