SQU, MoH explore ways to boost medical research ties

MUSCAT: The sixth meeting of the joint committee between Sultan Qaboos University and the Ministry of Health was held on Sunday at SQU in the presence of Dr Ali bin Saud al Bimani, SQU Vice-Chancellor and Dr Ali bin Talib al Hinai, Under-Secretary at the Ministry of Health for Planning Affairs.

The meeting discussed means to strengthen research partnership between the Ministry of Health and SQU through involvement of more medical researchers and post-graduate medical students from SQU. The committee agreed on exchange and sharing of patient data between SQU Hospital and the Ministry of Health hospitals.

The meeting decided to form a committee to study most expensive medical conditions in Oman. It also agreed on proper coordination and advance communication between SQU Hospital and Ministry of Health hospitals and provision of alternative arrangements with mutual understanding in case of temporary closing of medical departments in hospitals for periodic maintenances. The meeting also discussed about if SQU Hospital can provide certain specialised laboratory and sample analysis services to Ministry of Health hospitals.

SOURCE: OMAN DAILY OBSERVER

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