The Royal Hospital on Sunday launched a book of abstracts of scientific research published over 20 years (2000-2020) under the auspices of H E Dr Ahmed Mohammed al Sa’eedi, Minister of Health, in the presence of the hospital’s director general Dr Qasim al Salmi and several other staff members at its National Heart Centre Auditorium on Sunday.
A compilation of abstracts of its staff members’ published scientific research, the book highlights their contribution in the medical field, besides emphasising the significance of scientific research in the field of health and medicine.
Dr Salmi pointed out that scientific research contribute to updating established treatment protocols, aiding in development of new drugs and technologies being introduced to health systems. According to him, carrying out scientific research regularly allows for the provision of safe and high-quality services.
He further outlined that the skills of analysing published scientific papers and conducting scientific research have become basic requirements, similar to the skills of diagnosis and treatment.
Headed by Dr Basim al Baharani, senior consultant oncologist in The Royal Hospital, its Scientific Research Committee supervised the compilation of the book which features 673 research projects, including 11 MSc and 13 PhD projects in the field of health and medicine.
Owing to the diversity of its departments and speciality health centres, in addition to leadership at the scientific level, The Royal Hospital is considered one of the biggest and most important referral health institutions in the sultanate.
The Studies and Research Section of the Department of Training and Studies in the hospital has been developing and supporting research and publishing scientific research in peer-reviewed journals and periodicals at local and international levels for many years.
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