Time: 17 March, 2020
AMMAN, JORDAN: Medical clinics supported by King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief) at the Zaatari Refugee Camp in Jordan are implementing preventive plans and strict measures to counter the threat of COVID-19 at the camp. The program is being carried out in coordination with other humanitarian organizations working in the camp.
The plans included educating the refugees and staff in ways to prevent the spread of the infection, and also instructions to contact relevant medical staff at the clinics if any symptoms of the virus are present.
The program also called for the setting up of screening stations to receive patients upon their arrival at the clinics to carryout initial symptom checks. If any cases are suspected, patients are to be transferred to a primary quarantine facility, followed by coordination with the concerned camp authorities to take any further measures as included in Jordan’s Ministry of Health plan.
KSrelief clinics account for 90-95% of all Zaatari camp health facilities, and provide comprehensive health services to treat a wide range of conditions, including acute and chronic illnesses.