MOH Achievement in Respiratory Diseases Treatment Field
A medical team from Respiratory Care at the Ministry of Health (MOH), in collaboration with the Al Mazroui Medical Supplies Company, has performed an interventional therapy on a three-year old boy with breathing difficulties. The procedure represented in modifying a breathing device to be adapted to the medical condition of the baby.
The patient has been suffering from respiratory problems since the fourth month of age without reaching at an efficacious treatment or improvement in his condition. Therefore, the baby had to be kept in Ibra hospital over the past years.
Khalsa Al Siyabi, Head of Respiratory Care Section at MOH Supportive Services Department, stated that the issue of the patient was referred to the section with the aim of providing a portable ventilation device that can be used at home and avoid the prolonged admission in the health institutions. Consequently, the health condition of the baby was further examined at Ibra Hospital and found that he was complaining from difficulties in breathing with high CO2 level in the body. As a result, a Portable Respirator equipment was provided in addition to installing a CO2 drainage device. This therapeutic procedure took the respiratory care team five hours to stabilize theoxygen saturation rate reduced CO2 in body in order to reach normal rates. After the procedure, the patient was followed-up for one week.
The outcomes were encouraging and the baby’s health condition is stable by the help of the device, which enabled the baby to be discharged and stays at home.