Dr. Ahmed Al Saeedi, Minister of Health and former Undersecretary for Health Affairs of the Ministry of Health, Sultanate of Oman recently opened the new Rochester Wellness Clinic Muscat.
The new clinic which is part of the Rochester Wellness group that started in Dubai, UAE; specializes in the rehabilitation of people who have experienced disabling physical illness or injury
Following the opening ceremony, he toured the clinic, and was shown its rehabilitation facilities. A dinner gathering followed the tour and was attended by local health practitioners and officials from local hospitals; among other guests.
The event was also highlighted by the presence of two world renowned health experts who shared new insights on the rehabilitation of patients with spinal cord injuries and children with special needs.Dr. H.S. Chhabra, Senior Surgeon at the Indian Spinal Injuries Centre (ISIC), New Delhi and a recognized authority in spine surgery presented information on spinal ailments, its burden, and the evolving management trends. “Labeled as “an ailment not to be treated,” 5000 years ago, a Spinal Cord Injury is damage or trauma to the spinal cord that results in a loss or impaired function causing reduced mobility or feeling. It devastating neurological injury which put tremendous emotional and psychosocial burden to patients, as well as their family,” Dr. Chhabra said. Dr. Chhabra cited examples of cutting edge management and surgical technologies now available that Omani patients can have access to through Rochester Wellness Clinic partnership with ISIC.According to Karim Jamal, Managing Director at Rochester Wellness Clinic “The vital partnership between Rochester Wellness Clinic and ISIC will open doors of opportunities for patients to access international standard in specialized treatment inside Oman. ” He added that the association will also allow patients requiring advanced surgery to be referred to ISIC in India. Meanwhile Dr. Philip John, Senior Consultant Psychiatrist from NIMHAMS, a premier institute of neurosciences in India presented new updates on the diagnosis and rehabilitation of children with special needs.
Rochester Wellness utilizes a multi-disciplinary approach to diagnosis, psychological assessment and rehabilitation of children with special needs. The clinic’s rehabilitation program includes treatment of pediatric condition such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Speech and Language Disorder, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Dyslexia, Down Syndrome and Asperger Syndrome; among others.
The two visiting doctors provided a two-day free consultation to patients on 1st and 2nd March at the newly opened clinic.