Health Ministry Holds Workshop on Congenital Hyperthyroidism in Newborns

Muscat, The Woman and Child Health at the Ministry of Health (MOH) today organized a virtual workshop on the updated National Guide for congenital hyperthyroidism in newborns screening.

The workshop, run by lecturers from MOH and Sultan Qaboos University Hospital (SQUH), was attended by more than 200 participants from public and private health institutions.

The workshop covered a spectrum of topics touching on the updated congenital hyperthyroidism screening guide, and the disease’s features and characteristics, in addition to the screening protocol, the clinical assessment, and treatment. Moreover, the workshop addressed key diagnostic tools, such as laboratory tests and x-rays, as well as means of following up results and managing data.

The workshop recommended to follow the MOH adopted protocol and to report any confirmed cases in order to ensure receiving the necessary medical care.

The workshop also highlighted the significance of rallying private sector’s efforts in this field as it has a far-reaching impact on the mental and physical development of children.

The MOH launched the national program for congenital hyperthyroidism in newborns screening in 2005. The program has been highly successful with 100% coverage rate in 2019.

Source: Oman News Agency