Muscat, Dr. Sultan bin Ya’rub al-Busaidi, Ministry of
Health’s Advisor for Health Affairs received today at his office members
of the European delegation from Angels Initiative for Stroke, currently
visiting the Sultanate.
The meeting exchanged cordial conversations and reviewed means
of cooperation in the field of stroke.
Moreover, the European delegation addressed the aim of their visit
and objectives of the Initiative, in addition to the outcomes of the
workshops they conducted in number of the Sultanate’s hospitals.
The European delegation from Stroke Angels Initiative in
collaboration with the MOH has conducted last week simulation
workshops to the stroke teams at the Stroke Unites in Khoula, Nizwa
and Sohar Hospitals.
Dr. Amal Al-Hashmi, Senior Consultant of Neurosurgery and Head of
Central Stroke Unit at Khoula hospital pointed out that the initiative is
functioning under the supervision of the European Stroke Organization
(ESO) and the World Stroke Organization (WSO). The Initiative
includes stroke specialists from Germany, France, Boland, UK, Italy,
Spain, Russia, Check and Ukraine.
Dr. Al Hashimi added that the Sultanate is the third country to be
selected outside Europe in this initiative, which reinforces the past six-
year achievements accomplished in the field of stroke and various
It should be noted that the first Stroke Unit in the Sultanate was
established in 2013 at the Royal Hospital and was then shifted after
three years to operate in Khoula hospital. Moreover, the Sultanate
launched the National Stroke Guidelines in the same year with the
cooperation of the British Royal College, London.
Source: Oman News Agency