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Travel Medicine Service launched in Oman

Travel Medicine Service launched in Oman

Speaking on the occasion, H E Dr Sa’eedi emphasised the require to offer therapeutic solutions to Omani and expat travellers going to nations with ailments non-existent in the sultanate.
He referred to as upon individuals to go to healthcare centres in the governorates prior to travelling. “They will be informed about the diseases and epidemic in the country of visit in addition to prevention and treatment methods. If any symptom occurs after return, one should visit a healthcare centre for a check-up.”

Dr Said al Lamki, director basic of Primary Healthcare, mentioned that the service guarantees that primarycare physicians and nurses will offer pre-travel info and service like malaria prophylaxis and immunisations and suggestions on other dangers.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health represented by the Directorate General for Disease Surveillance and Control as effectively as the Directorate General of Primary Health Care have collaborated to hold a 5-day coaching workshop on the Travel Medicine Service.

The workshop, run by specialists from the College of Travel Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Glasgow, UK, will train 60 specialists such as medical doctors and nurses in major healthcare institutions from across the sultanate in the Travel Medicine Service.
The service is created to boost national wellness safety by stopping any infectious ailments or outbreaks connected with the travel of Omanis or non-Omanis outdoors the sultanate and meeting the needs of joint external assessment and complete healthcare.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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