Continuing Medical Education (CME) titled ‘Stroke – Advances in Management of Acute Stroke’, presented by Dr Shaji Abraham (MD, DM), specialist neurologist, was organised at Sheraton Oman Hotel. More than 120 physicians from numerous hospitals, clinics, health-related centres, and so forth, attended the occasion. The CME was accredited by Oman Medical Specialty Board (OMSB).
Dr Poornima Kabad, specialist dermatologist, in her welcome address welcomed and thanked the grand assembly of the physicians present for the CME. She reiterated the commitment of Badr al Samaa in imparting health-related education by means of CMEs and other health-related programmes. She expressed her gratitude on behalf of the group to all the physicians for extending their help which was really crucial for the journey of Badr al Samaa from a polyclinic in 2002 to becoming Oman’s biggest private healthcare group.
Dr Poornima mentioned, “Badr al Samaa is known for delivering quality and patient friendly services at affordable rates.” Dr P A Mohammed, managing director, Badr al Samaa, in his address expressed his gratitude to His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said for his vision and leadership in transforming healthcare situation of the area.
He mentioned, “A lot has been done on the awareness on acute heart attack; it is time to focus on equally critical subject – acute stroke. We are focused on continuously upgrading the facilities to treat stroke patients, setting up of one more advanced CT scan in Barka Hospital is one step in this way. Currently, we have advanced CT scans available at Ruwi, Al Khoudh and now in Barka. We are positively looking forward to start Neuro ICU in Ruwi and Al Khoudh Hospitals to do best possible care for stroke patients.”
Dr V T Vinod, managing director, Badr al Samaa, welcomed all the physicians present. He mentioned, “Knowing about the seriousness of brain diseases, we at Badr al Samaa always made it sure that we have the best neurologists and best neurology diagnostic and treatment facilities available. Time is brain. Badr al Samaa as a group is committed to do justice with the stroke patients coming to our hospitals by proactively attending them and giving them access to the best doctors and technology.”
Dr Benny Panakkal, senior consultant – interventional cardiologist introduced Dr Abraham. He appreciated him for his wealthy educational background and immense expertise in the field of Neurology. He mentioned that cardiovascular ailments (CVDs) are the top causes of death in the globe. According to WHO, in 2017 out of total CVD deaths across the globe 7.4mn died of coronary heart ailments and six.7mn due to Stroke. Seventy-5 per cent of such deaths occurred in low and middle earnings households. He mentioned that thrombolytic therapy is the gold normal to dissolve blockages in brain. Dr Panakkal moderated the scientific session and it was really interactive and witnessed a excellent response.
Dr Shaji in his presentation on ‘Advances in Management of Acute Stroke’ mentioned that stroke remains a single of the most crucial causes of disability and death worldwide. In case of a stroke, the very best outcomes rely on obtaining the therapy as early as feasible. Dr Shafeek Muhammed, group CEO, emphasised that Badr al Samaa Group has a vision to establish a network of ambulances and hospitals with CT scanners and educated nurses and physicians.
Information Source: Muscat Daily