MoH conducts awareness session on medications during Ramadhan

MUSCAT: The Ministry of Health (MoH), represented by the Department of Rational Use of Medicines, organised recently an awareness session on medications during Ramadhan at Grand Mall Muscat.
The event was held under the auspices of Dr Sultan bin Yarub al Busaidy, MoH Adviser for Health Affairs, with participation of Oman Pharmaceutical Society, Directorate General of Pharmaceutical Affairs and Drug Control, Directorate-General of Medical supply along with a number of representatives from the Royal, Khoula, Al Massarah, Al Nahdah, Sultan Qaboos University and Armed Force Medical Services Hospitals.
The session was aimed to answer people’s frequent queries on taking medications during fasting.
The event focused on a number of aspects, the most important of which was how to regulate taking medications for chronic diseases in general and medications for hypertension, diabetes, psychotropic and antibiotics in particular during Ramadhan, as well as the ways of remaining healthy during fasting.
The session also included providing guidelines on the safe use of drugs and how to maintain medication at home properly.