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Patient Safety Day activities start

14 Sep 2021

Muscat – The activities of the fourth national and third World Patient Safety Day will kick off today (Wednesday), organised by the Ministry of Health (MoH), represented by the Directorate General of the Quality Assurance Centre.

The theme for the World Patient Safety Day 2021, celebrated on September 17, is ‘Safe maternal and newborn care’, where WHO urges all stakeholders to ‘Act now for safe and respectful childbirth’. This year, the focus is on raising awareness among health workers while engaging patients at the global level of the importance of ‘safe maternal and newborn care’.

The activities of the National Patient Safety Day will include several workshops presenting the latest scientific research practices and recommendations related to maternal and newborn safety. They aim to highlight the sultanate’s achievements in the field of patient safety with the exchange of experiences at the national and international levels.

A scientific conference will open on Thursday at the Sheraton Oman Hotel, which will be presided over by H E Dr Ahmed bin Mohammad al Sa’eedi, Minister of Health, in the presence of H H Dr Mona bint Fahad al Said, Assistant VC for International Cooperation, Sultan Qaboos University, along with the participation of a number of experts from inside and outside the sultanate.

Dr Qamra al Sariri, director general of Quality Assurance Centre, MoH, said, “Oman has played an active role in the establishment of dedicated national day for patient safety in the Eastern Mediterranean Region.”

Oman earlier announced that September will be dedicated as an annual national awareness month for the safety of patients.

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