Baghdad - INA
The Ministry of Health stressed the need to tighten preventive measures to ensure that the Indian strain does not enter Iraq and limit its spread.
The Director General of the Ministry of Public Health Department, Riyadh Abdul-Amir, told the Iraqi News Agency (INA), that "it is not possible to predict the entry of the Indian strain into Iraq," indicating that "the more spread in the world, the greater the chance for it to enter the country, such as the British strain and others."
He added, "The ministry does not have the ability to diagnose the Indian strain now," noting that "global health can help to discover the Indian strain, especially in the countries of the Middle East."
Abdul Amir called for "the necessity to tighten preventive measures to ensure that the Indian breed does not enter Iraq and to limit its spread."
And that "health institutions are able to absorb the numbers of injuries, but the increase in injuries leads to an increase in deaths," stressing that "the continuing health goal is to reduce the number of deaths."