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Saudi Health Council to Study COVID-19 Psychological Impact on Community

Saudi Health Council to Study COVID-19 Psychological Impact on Community

Sunday, 12 July, 2020 - 06:15
A general view shows an empty street after a curfew was imposed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, March 23, 2020. REUTERS/Ahmed Yosri
Riyadh - Asharq Al-Awsat

The Saudi Health Council and Sharik Health Association for Health Research have signed a partnership agreement to conduct a study on the psychological consequences of COVID-19 on the Saudi community.


With the support of King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), the two sides will establish a system to monitor the psychological health indicators during the pandemic.


Secretary-general of the Saudi Health Council Dr. Nahar Al-Azmi underscored the value this project and stressed the importance of cooperation between relevant parties to conduct these efforts.


Also, the concerned parties will oversee the publishing process of the study and raise recommendations in accordance with Sharik Health Association for Health Research whose potentials will be optimized in fields covered by the agreement.


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