The Ministry of Health (MOH) represented by Al Nahdha hospital’s Therapeutic Nutrition department organized today (Tuesday) a workshop on Nutrition and Kidney Diseases. The workshop was held under the patronage of HE Dr. Sultan Bin Yarub Al Busaidi, MOH’s Advisor for Health Affairs, with the presence of MOH’s Undersecretary for Planning Affairs at the hospital’s auditorium.
More than 100 participants from medical and medical assistant categories from the Sultanate’s different governorates took part in the workshop that was run by nutrition and nephrology specialists.
The workshop aimed at highlighting the significance and latest updates in nutritional care of kidney patients as well as exchanging experiences in this regard starting from diagnosis, evaluation, intervention, and follow-up and its impact on the health of patients.
Sessions covered a spectrum of scientific topics related to the importance of the nutrition, therapeutic nutrition. They presented state-of-art techniques in therapeutic nutrition used to mitigate and control some health cases.
Furthermore, the workshop included various lectures on overall statue of kidney diseases and the importance of therapeutic nutrition intervention in the different kidney diseases levels (pre-dialysis_ after dialysis_ kidney transplant and stones). Types and uses of dietary treatment products were also addressed in the workshop.
It is worth to mention that the Ministry of Health has been providing hemodialysis services since 1983. Notably, the number of renal failure patients is annually increasing, according to MOH statistics. Consequently, there is a need to increase the number of treating centers in order to absorb such growth along with increasing the number of an integrated medical staff. Since its actual activation in 1998, the registry of renal disorders patients has recorded more that (5000) kidney failure cases. Today, the number of patients receiving hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis stands at 2,025 throughout the Sultanate.