Thursday, 15 Apr 2021
The Haematology & Oncology Department at the National Oncology Centre in The Royal Hospital organised an open day to mark the Childhood Cancer Awareness Month recently.

The Royal Hospital holds open day for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

The occasion was held below the patronage of H H Sayyid Kamil bin Fahad bin Mahmoud al Said, Assistant Secretary General of the Office of Deputy Prime Minister for the Council of Ministers. It was held in the presence of Dr Sultan bin Yarub al Busaidi, advisor for Health Affairs in the Ministry of Health, Dr Qasim al Salimi, director common of The Royal Hospital, and Dr Basim al Bahrani, director of National Oncology Centre, along with healthcare cadres, administrators and neighborhood members.

The open day highlighted cancerous tumours in kids, the causes, symptoms and prevention techniques. It also aimed at raising awareness amongst the participants on the value of early detection of tumours in escalating the possibilities of recovery, in addition to familiarising neighborhood members on the value of physical activity and wholesome consuming habits.

Aisha al Habsi, head of nursing at the Paediatric Oncology Department of the National Oncology Centre, in her speech mentioned the World Health Organization has named September as the Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Hence, communities in numerous nations organise awareness events on cancerous tumours that are typical in kids.

Sayyid Kamil inaugurated an exhibition on the occasion which incorporated educational leaflets and publications connected to cancerous tumours in kids, supplying awareness suggestions and details to the participants, as nicely as encouraging the talent of kids with cancers.

He also toured the Paediatric Hematology &amp Oncology Department and visited sick kids.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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