Health Affairs Advisor Receives European Stroke Angels Initiative Delegation

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