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Health Ministry and SQU Meet.

Muscat, Apr 24 (ONA)--- A meeting of the Joint Committee between the Health Ministry and the Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) was held in the General Diwan of the Health Ministry today. The Health Ministry's side was chaired by Dr. Ali bin Talib al-Hinai, Health Ministry's Undersecretary for Planning Affairs whist SQU side was chaired by Dr. Ali bin Saud al-Baimani, SQU Vice-Chancellor. The meeting discussed a number of health topics represented in health services in the Wilayat of A'Seeb, the growing pressure on health institutions for delivery cases, as well as other topics pertaining to the bilateral cooperation between the Health Ministry and SQU in the educational field among other topics upon which appropriate solutions were taken. It was agreed to extend work hours at A'Seeb Health Complex after 9 pm till 2 am after midnight. SQU Hospital will avail a number of consultant doctors to work in the complex during the daytime. The extension comes to alleviate pressure being witnessed by health services in the Wilayat of A'Seeb. It was also agreed to implement the higher diploma programme in the field of medical libraries between the Ministry and SQU. The programme will start from the beginning of next year and will continue for two years, by 10 bachelor holders in medical libraries at the Health Ministry. The meeting agreed to form work teams to e-link the medical library at SQU with other hospitals and educational institutes affiliated to the Ministry. The Committee also agreed to re-structure the academic programme course in the field of security and safety, as well as medical labs at the College of Medicine and Health Sciences. --- Ends/ KH

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Date:Apr 24, 2012
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