Ministry of Health reviews cooperation in palliative care

MUSCAT: Dr Ahmed bin Mohammed al Saeedi, Minister of Health, received Professor Richard Harding, Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Manager at the Cicely Saunders Institute, King’s College London. The two officials exchanged cordial conversations and reviewed cooperation between the college and the Ministry of Health in the field of rehabilitation and palliative care stressing its importance in the treatment of patients with chronic diseases including cancer. They also discussed establishing centres of excellence in the field of rehabilitation and palliative care in the Sultanate and providing training for national cadres with the aim to improve the services rendered in this field. The meeting was attended by Dr Ali bin Talib al Hinai, Under-Secretary for Planning Affairs at the Ministry of Health, a number of officials at the ministry and the delegation accompanying the guest.