Riyadh: A patient suffering from the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) was transferred to a Saudi hospital for medical follow-up.
The Saudi medical team coordinated the move with the special committee in charge of following up the MERS-infected patient.
Royal Medical Services Commander Major-General Professor Shaikh Khalid bin Ali Al-Khalifa thanked the Saudi medical team for their cooperation and quick response to the demand of the BDF Military Hospital.
He commended the support provided by the Health Minister, Undersecretary and all health personnel.
He also extended thanks to Dr. Badran Risan and all the personnel of the Mohammed bin Khalifa Specialist Cardiac Centre for the prompt medical and administrative procedures.
Meanwhile, Major Dr. Manaf bin Mohammed Al-Qahtani said all people who were in close contact with patient had been surveyed in less than 12 hours after diagnose the patient’s disease and activating the preventive contingency plan.
A number of people working at the Mohammed bin Khalifa Specialist Cardiac Centre and BDF Military Hospital who came close to the patient underwent comprehensive check-ups and tested negative.