Forum encourages more nationals to join occupational health sector

Muscat - 

To encourage more Omanis to take up jobs in the occupational health sector, a two-day conference got under way at the Crowne Plaza Muscat on Sunday. Titled, 2nd Oman Occupational Health Conference, the event began under the patronage of H E Eng Mohsen bin Mohammed bin Ali al Sheikh, chairman of Muscat Municipality.

The guest of honour was H E Hamed bin Ali al Amri, Undersecretary in the Ministry of Manpower (MoM). The event is being held under the auspices of Occupational Health and Safety Department (MoM), Capital Market Authority, Public Authority for Social Insurance and Information Technology Authority.

The forum is focusing on improving areas in occupational health in all work sectors and provide platform for delegates to share knowledge and learn world’s best practices. The main aim of the event is to empower Omanis with medical background to take up jobs in the occupational health discipline.

The event is being organised by Samara Training Service and Tafani Events & Research. Eng Samara Salah, director of training at Samara Training Services said the event received support and participation from major government organisations who have a stake in the occupational health improvement programme of the Oman National Development Agenda.

The event also saw the participation of delegates from leading companies in the oil & gas, construction, infrastructure, and health sectors. Healthcare professionals from government and private hospitals too attended the event. Sadiq Ahmed Khan, managing director of Tafani Events and Research said, “The central idea of the event is to draw focus on occupational health as most often companies focus on safety rather than health which is equally or more important as it deals with life and well-being.”

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