Minister fetes medical students from Nizwa

MUSCAT: Dr Ahmed bin Mohammed al Saeedi, Minister of Health, honoured at his office on Wednesday two medical students from the Nursing College of the University of Nizwa; Ameera bint Said al Abri and Ishhar bint Said al Malki for winning recently a gold medal at the 46th International Exhibition of Inventions in Geneva, Switzerland.
The two students won for inventing a device to monitor the blood glucose for the elderly and those with disabilities, especially the blind people. As more as 123 inventors from different countries around the world took part in this field. Dr Saeedi praised the efforts of the students who represented the Sultanate in this international competition.
The students briefed the minister on the system work of the device, as well as the phases they have been taken to develop it. The participation in this competition came as a personal initiative of Health Pioneers team composed of Ameera al Abri and Ishhar al Malki in collaboration with the engineers Al Mutaz al Malki and Meshal al Maamari with the support of University of Nizwa. This device is the first of its kind in the world where the two students added three new properties; sound, light and vibration. In addition, the elderly and disabled people including the blind could use the device on their own without getting help. — ONA