Muscat, 26 May (ONA) --- The Ministry of Health’s Department of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs), represented by the NCD Control Section in the Directorate General of Primary Health Care and in collaboration with AstraZeneca Company, organized today a virtual workshop titled “Redefine Pediatric Asthma Control Programme”.
The workshop focused on several areas such as guidance on diagnosing and assessing pediatric Asthma presented by Dr. Sumaya Juma Al Oraimi, Senior consultant pediatric (Respiratory and Allergy) at the Royal Hospital and the management of asthma in children presented by Dr. Younis Al Balushi, Consultant, Pediatric (Respiratory and Sleep Medicine) at the Royal Hospital.
The event saw the participation of as many as 100 physicians from all governorates of the Sultanate of Oman.
The workshop aimed to improve the practice of managing pediatric asthma in primary care.
Asthma is the most common chronic childhood illness worldwide. Patients with asthma can control their symptoms by taking inhalers regularly as prescribed by their physicians, regular follow-up in asthma clinics, and avoiding trigger factors that may lead to asthma attacks.
In collaboration with the Oman Respiratory Society, the Ministry of Health has established 161 asthma clinics in primary healthcare facilities across all governorates. Those facilities are run by trained healthcare providers, including physicians, nurses, and pharmacists, to ensure accessible diagnostic and curative services.