Med­i­cal con­fer­ence on ‘Man­ag­ing Acute Breath­less Child’ held

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MUS­CAT: Con­tin­u­ing their Med­i­cal Ed­u­ca­tion Pro­gramme, Mus­cat Fam­ily Physi­cians’ Group re­cently or­gan­ised a meet­ing on yet an­other very com­mon prob­lem doc­tors face in their clinic “Man­ag­ing Acute Breath­less Child” Dr Askar Kukkadi, Con­sul­tant, Pae­di­atrics, Star­care Hos­pi­tal, Seeb was the speaker.

In the be­gin­ning of his pre­sen­ta­tion Dr Askar men­tioned “How Small Chil­dren are vul­ner­a­ble in com­par­i­son with the adults. Sud­den Breath­less­ness in a child poses dan­ger to their life. It is a se­ri­ous con­di­tion re­quir­ing ur­gent and im­me­di­ate ac­tion. Any de­lay can be dan­ger­ous”.

He then enu­mer­ated dif­fer­ent com­mon con­di­tion, both Res­pi­ra­tory & non-res­pi­ra­tory, which can cause of Acute Breath­less­ness in a Child. He em­pha­sised im­por­tance of ed­u­cat­ing par­ents and pub­lic in gen­eral about th­ese con­di­tions.

He fur­ther ex­plained how to ex­am­ine the child, what signs to look for, what in­ves­ti­ga­tions are needed to come to a di­ag­no­sis. He also cau­tioned about what to do and what one should not do.

He con­cluded his pre­sen­ta­tion by ex­plain­ing the way dif­fer­ent con­di­tions should be treated.

Dr Askar then pre­sented a few cases which he had en­coun­tered in his prac­tice re­cently.

The pre­sen­ta­tion was in­deed a very in­for­ma­tive, ed­uca­tive and prac­ti­cal. Dr Askar with his skills and ex­per­tise made it very sim­ple, in­ter­est­ing and in­ter­ac­tive. All the 50+ doc­tors at­tend­ing the meet­ing were con­tin­u­ously in­volved by Dr Askar.

The Med­i­cal Con­fer­ence was held at Ho­tel Al Falaj on Tues­day, Oc­to­ber 30, 2018. It was at­tended by around 50 doc­tors prac­tic­ing in Mus­cat Gov­er­norate. This in­cluded Pae­di­a­tri­cians, In­ternists, Ayurvedic, Home­opaths and of course many Fam­ily physi­cians of the group. The event was spon­sored by CIPLA – A Pharma com­pany lead­ers in pro­duc­ing In­halers for the Breath­less pa­tients.

In clos­ing re­marks Dr San­jay Dalal – Co-or­di­na­tor “Mus­cat Fam­ily Physi­cians” said “This sem­i­nar was held to re­fresh the knowl­edge of the doc­tors about this com­mon prob­lem”. He promised to carry on with more such con­fer­ences. “We are proud that our CME pro­gramme is the long­est run­ning pro­gramme or­gan­ised by any pri­vate health estab­lish­ment. It is ed­u­ca­tion for ALL med­i­cal prac­ti­tion­ers who wants to join. It’s free. I take this op­por­tu­nity to thank De­part­ment of Pri­vate Health Es­tab­lish­ments Af­fairs, Min­istry of health & Oman Med­i­cal Spe­cialty Board for their un­stint­ing sup­port,” added Dr Dalal.

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