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MPH to host CME on newborn resuscitation

Muscat, April 17, 2008

Muscat Private Hospital (MPH) will organise a programme titled 'Continuing Medical Education (CME) on Evidence Base for Newborn Resuscitation' on April 21.

Strategically located in Baushar, MPH, Muscat’s premier private medical facility provides first-class out-patient and in-patient facilities and all the diagnostic and treatment capabilities of an acute care hospital, including CT and MRI.

The CME, to be held at the Crowne Plaza Muscat Hotel, will be lead by Dr Amjad Imam, consultant paediatrician & neonatologist at MPH.

Dr Amjad strongly believes that since about 10 per cent of newborns require some assistance to begin breathing at birth, educating the community doctors about newborn resuscitation is vital, as it will improve the outcome of the babies, said the organisers.

In the CME, Dr Amjad will discuss at length the evidence base for most techniques including the use of resuscitation devices, medication, resuscitation of pre-term & meconium babies and recent guidelines.

Stressing the importance of resuscitation among newborns, Gerard Strong, hospital director, MPH, said “With the rapid advancement witnessed in the medical field in recent years, especially in the area of newborns, technology undoubtedly comes in the forefront in improving the function and survival of newborns, who have been injured, have birth defects or degenerative disorders.'

'As medicine advances globally, doctors and specialists can now improve patient diagnosis and treatment and survival rates. Newborn resuscitation, in particular, has proven to be extremely valuable both in diagnosis and possible therapy,” he noted.

Before joining MPH, Dr Amjad had worked in Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children, an internationally recognised centre of excellence in provision of specialist tertiary children’s care.

He has also worked as consultant paediatrician/neonatologist at the King Fahd University Teaching Hospital, KSA. He was also a consultant paediatrician in busy district hospitals in NHS for more that four years.

Dr Amjad obtained his membership (paediatrics) from Royal College of Physician (MRCP), London in 1995 followed by a membership from Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (MRCPCH) in 1996.-TradeArabia News Service




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