Muscat: The workshop on Innovative Leadership in Health Field, Muscat, 2019, was inaugurated yesterday.
The workshop is being organised by the Royal Navy of Oman (RNO) in partnership with Harvard University and with the participation of the Ministry of Health, Armed Forces Medical Services, Oman Medical Specialty Board and Sultan Qaboos University Hospital.
The opening ceremony was patronised by Sayyid Badr bin Saud bin Harib Al Busaidi, Minister Responsible for Defence Affairs, at al Shafaq Club of the Sultan’s Armed Forces.
A presentation by Dr. Ahmed bin Mohammed al Saeedi, Minister of Health was given in the opening session during which, he stressed that this workshop is the first in this field. He focused on the importance of making and preparing medical leaders.
For his part, Professor Des Gorman of the University of Auckland, New Zealand and academic advisor of the workshop spoke about the impact of modernity, technology and innovation on the health system and the challenges and difficulties facing health systems.
Sixty consultant doctors and administrative mangers from various government health institutions, military and civilian participate in the workshop, which will run till Wednesday.
The workshop aims at enhancing the abilities and skills of health leaders and motivating them to overcome the emergency or the contemporary crisis, thinking in ways that are more flexible, creative and innovative to perform their functions in this field.
The opening ceremony was attended by Mohammed bin Nasser Al Rasbi, Secretary-General of the Ministry of Defence, commanders of SAF and military and security apparatus, a number of SAF and ROP senior officers, and a number of specialists in the medical field.