Health clinics to reopen in Sulaimani under strict regulations: syndicate

An employee works in a clinic in the Kurdistan Region (File)

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SULAIMANI — The Sulaimani branch of the Kurdistan Health Cadres Syndicate said on Sunday (March 29) that they have decided to reopen all clinics in Sulaimani, which will operate under a set of health and safety regulations designed to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

The syndicate said that all clinics must be sterilized with disinfectant spray and all employees must wear protective equipment.

The clinics must all use sterilizing gel on all visitors and patients should maintain social distancing procedures in waiting rooms, with more than one meter between each person. The regulations should be visibly posted inside and outside clinics.

According to the syndicate’s regulations, clinics are not allowed to see or treat anyone who has symptoms of coronavirus and they should take down detailed information about everyone who visits. Coronavirus patients are being treated at specialized hospitals run by the government.

All clinics in Sulaimani were closed by the Kurdistan Health Cadres Syndicate on March 15 as a precautionary measure against the coronavirus outbreak.

According to the Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Health, 128 people have now tested positive for coronavirus in the Kurdistan Region. A total of 53 patients have recovered and two have died from COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus.

(NRT Digital Media)