Muscat: President Samia Suluhu Hassan of the United Republic of Tanzania visited Dar Al Hanan of Oman Cancer Association (OCA) in the Wilayat of Bausher here today.
The Tanzanian President toured various sections of Dar Al Hanan during which she was briefed on objectives and roles of Dar Al Hanan.
She was also briefed on facilities and services rendered to children with cancer, whether at the Royal Hospital or Sultan Qaboos University Hospital or Khoula Hospital. Dr. Waheed Ali Al Kharousi, Chairman of Dar Al Hanan’s Board of Directors, gave a presentation to the Tanzanian President. The presentation introduced the OCA and Dar Al Hanan project.
He also spoke about the association’s objectives, work mechanisms and services rendered to patients. Dar Al Hanan provides accommodation and food for children with cancer and their families, as well as providing transport services to the hospital during their treatment and ensuring that the patients stick to their treatment programme.
Those treatments include chemical therapy for external patients or radiotherapy. The Dar also provides moral support and guidance for the families, as well as helping patients and their families in administrative procedures related to healthcare. The Tanzanian President was greeted upon her arrival at Dar Al Hanan by Yuthar Mohammed Al Rawahi, Founder of the Oman Cancer Association and Dar Al Hanan project and Waheed Ali Al Kharousi, Chairman of the association’s Board of Directors.