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Oman reiterates commitment towards patient safety

Oman reiterates commitment towards patient safety

The occasion, which focused on the theme, ‘Polypharmacy: One of Patient Safety Challenges’ was held in collaboration with other civil and military sectors.

The occasion was held below the patronage of H E Dr Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Obaid al Sa’eedi, Minister of Health, and in the presence of H E Sheikh Khalid bin Omar bin Said al Marhoon, Minister of Civil Service, at the Sheraton Oman Hotel.

A quantity of undersecretaries along with 270 participants from MoH as effectively as civil and military sectors attended the occasion.
The National Patient Safety Day aims to raise awareness on the notion of patient safety, the usage of international requirements and implementing all indicates for its sustainability in order to spread the notion of patient safety amongst the neighborhood members and the wellness workers. It also seeks to supply the employees with the tools and strategies to preserve the culture of patient safety in their institutions.

 

H E Dr Sa’eedi honoured hospitals that implemented Patient Safety Friendly Hospital’s Initiative (Supplied photo)

 

The occasion also incorporated launching of the polypharmacy initiative to create mechanisms in order to involve and allow the sufferers to manage their personal medicines safely.

Polypharmacy refers to the use of a huge quantity of medicines, generally deemed to be the use of 5 or much more medicines routinely with or without having health-related prescription. H E Dr Sa’eedi in a video speech stated that patient safety is a national priority and it is crucial to make certain that no particular person is harmed in the healthcare facilities.

He stated that Oman is committed to enhancing the top quality of healthcare solutions. In a recorded video message, Dr Ahmed al Mandhari, WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean Region, referred to as upon on all healthcare experts, policymakers, researchers, neighborhood leaders, sufferers and households to demand secure, accessible healthcare.

Dr Akjimal Magtimova, WHO representative to the sultanate, stated, “Today we are celebrating World Patient Safety Day for the first time globally and in Oman for the second time, as Oman was ahead of time to establish its National Patient Safety Day on September 17, 2018, the date that was also kept for the worldwide commemoration of this day starting today [Tuesday].”

She added, “We gather today to celebrate Oman’s achievements in Patient Safety. In August 2018, MoH Quality Assurance Centre was designated as the WHO Collaborating Centre for Quality and Patient Safety Training, the result of tireless work over the years.”

Dr Qamra al Saririah, director basic, DGQAC, stressed that patient safety is a significant public wellness concern worldwide and it
is estimated that a single amongst ten sufferers in the created nations is harmed in the hospital (inadvertently).  

She added, at present, there is a expanding recognition that patient safety and top quality of care is a essential dimension of Universal Health Coverage.
Dr Qamra pointed out that the MoH’s vision focuses on building an integrated healthcare program supplying higher-top quality wellness solutions according to the greatest international requirements.

Sur, Sinaw and Khasab hospitals had been honoured at the occasion for implementing the Patient Safety Friendly Hospitals Initiative (PSFHI) in 2018.

The lectures touched upon inappropriate polypharmacy, typical patient safety concerns in the UK and recommended options, an overview of the Patient Safety Friendly Hospitals Initiative, preserving patient safety by means of suitable polypharmacy and other individuals.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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