Meethaq honours medical team for rare brain surgery

Saturday 03rd, October 2015 / 16:38 Written by
Meethaq honours medical team for rare brain surgery

Meethaq in line with its commitment to support and honour national achievements,
felicitated the Omani medical team led by Dr Ali Mahad Al Mashani, Senior Consultant Neurosurgeon and Director General of Khoula Hospital, who performed the world’s first surgery of clipping aneurysim for children through eyebrow keyhole surgery. The rare brain surgery was performed in Khoula Hospital with the assistance of Dr. Rashid Khan, Anesthetist, and Salma Sulaiman Al Haddabi, nurse. In recognition of the unique achievement, the successful surgery was reported in the American Journal of Medical Case Reports.
The honouring ceremony at Bank Muscat head office was attended by AbdulRazak Ali Issa, Chief Executive, Dr. Ali Qaradaghi, Chairman of Meethaq Shari’a Supervisory
Board, senior bank officials and members of Shari’a Supervisory Board.
Sulaiman Al Harthy, Group General Manager – Islamic Banking, said: “Oman is proud of this rare medical achievement, a world first to be performed in children, which reflect on the competence and high standards of the country’s medical resources and facilities. The Meethaq gesture as part of Bank Muscat social responsibility initiatives reiterates the commitment to encourage and promote excellence in all fields contributing to the country’s progress and development.”
Dr Ali Mahad Al Mashani thanked Meethaq for the encouraging gesture and said: “The Sultanate under the leadership of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said has recorded
spectacular progress and development during the past 45 years. In the field of
healthcare, Oman has made significant advances and we are proud to complement the
national achievements with the world’s first surgery of clipping aneurysim for children through eyebrow keyhole surgery.”

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