King Saud Medical City held an urgent workshop for its 10
health centers to prevent infection and take the necessary precautions to
prevent scabies. KSMC represented by the Preventive Medicine in the health
centers department, has developed an integrated plan to control and prevent the
spread of parasitic dermatitis.
plan aims to prevent the spread of scabies cases. It also aims to increase the
efficiency of health workers in the field of controlling the disease and
preventing its spread in educational institutions in the health centers of KSMC
to stop it from becoming a pandemic disease.
medical city explained that the plan includes raising the public awareness of
the disease prevention ways, increasing the level of the environment’s health, and
limiting the disease with effective treatment for the infected cases and those
mentioned that an emergency team has been created to implement the prevention
plan. The team performs an effective surveillance and visual testing of all the
clinic patients in the health centers to ensure that they are disease-free. The
team also conducts a health survey for schools to ensure that they are
disease-free and prevent it from worsening.
has also explained that the suspected infected cases will be moved to skin
clinics for examination and receiving treatment. KSMC added that those are
around the infected patients are dealt with through isolating them and educating
them as well as providing prevention while treating the infected cases.