OAB Organises Awareness Workshop on Pandemic Updates for Staff

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Held in collaboration with the Royal Hospital

Muscat: In light of the current rise of COVID-19 pandemic cases and with the aim of generating awareness among staff on the developments of the pandemic and methods of dealing to deal with it, the Human Resources Division at OAB organised a virtual workshop on Tuesday, April 6. Conducted in collaboration with the Royal Hospital, the workshop highlighted the new COVID-19 variants, which has led to the spread of the new wave during the last few weeks. These developments have brought about the need to be prepared to deal with the new strain, while simultaneously continuing to adhere to preventive measures to reduce the spread and risk of infections. 

Commenting on the importance of holding the workshop, Adil Al Rahbi, Head of Human Resources Division at OAB, said, “With the upcoming developments taking place, it has now become vital for people to think proactively. Therefore, we decided to conduct this workshop, which is also a part of the Wiqaya programme, launched by the Human Resources Division since the onset of the pandemic, which includes several preventive measures that have been taken to reduce the risk internally within the Bank.”

“The workshop sheds light on the precautionary measures that must be followed at the Bank to prevent the spread of infection. It also provided an overview of the available vaccines, the types and differences as well as its relevant benefits in providing immunity from the infection in the future,” he added.

The workshop was organised through the virtual platform, Zoom, keeping in mind the recent directives of the Supreme Committee. The Bank invited Dr. Badria Rashid Said Al Waili, Pediatric Infectious Disease Consultant at the Royal Hospital, to enlighten the employees about the recent updates of the pandemic and discuss other related topics. The workshop was attended by hundreds of employees from the different departments at the Bank, as well as from its 54 branches across the Sultanate. 

“I would like to extend my utmost thanks to the employees of the Royal Hospital for their cooperation in the organisation of this workshop for the Bank’s staff, to help generate awareness of the current developments, as per the latest official information. I would like also to thank them for taking the time to answer all the questions and enquiries that our employees had, which is a reflection of their eagerness in providing every means of support that is focused on combating the pandemic at various levels,” he concluded.

Oman Arab Bank has a rich and proud history as one of the first financial institutions to be established in the Sultanate. Today, the bank operates a nationwide network of 54 branches and representative offices and 160 ATMs spread across Oman. OAB provides a complete range of financial products and services for personal banking, corporate banking and investment clients.