MoH – Gaza, Dr. Majdi Dhuhair, director of the Preventive Medicine Department at the Ministry of Health, said that the team of the epidemiological department, consisting of doctors, and specialized trained technicians, is testing hundreds of samples for cases suspected of being infected with the COVID 19.
He pointed out that the urgent response to any incoming complaint is made through the toll-free number 103 allocated by the MoH.
The epidemiology team visits the suspected case and take a sample in case if the patient is following the defined case definition.
Dr. Dhuheir mentioned that the team takes samples for all the quarantined at least twice during their hosting period, the first time will be within the first week, and the second time before the ending of the mandatory quarantine period.
During this period withdrawal is also done for any person who may show symptoms similar to COVID19.