(MENAFN - The Peninsula) QNA
DOHA: The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) organised a workshop to determine the future vision of the National Diabetes Record as part of the 5th pillar of the national strategy for combating the disease on information management.
This Strategy was launched under the rubric 'preventing diabetes together and in line with the objectives of the National Health Strategy and Qatar National Vision 2030. The fifth pillar of the National Diabetes Strategy is to build capacity in the management of diabetes information and to provide accessible way by patients, health care professionals and researchers.
Representatives from the MoPH, Hamad Medical Corporation, Primary Health Care and Medical Services in Ministry of Interior, Armed Forces Medical Services, Private Hospitals in Qatar, Medical Services of Qatar Petroleum, Qatar Diabetes Association, Sidra Medicine and Qatar Red Crescent attended the workshop.
Dr Al Anoud Mohammed Al Thani, Manager, Health Promotion & Non-Communicable Diseases,. MOPH and Co-Chair National Diabetes Committee, said that enhancing public awareness and improving patient empowerment will be carried out through awareness campaigns on the symptoms, complications and prevention of diabetes.
Professor Abdul Badi Abou Samra, Chairman of Internal Medicine at Hamad Medical Corporation, and Co-Chair of the National Diabetes Strategy pointed to the completion of work on the development of the clinical guidelines as well as the completion of the preparation of the program of continuous medical training on diabetes for all health care workers where the preparation of the marketing plan to introduce the program, which will contribute to reducing the number of new infections in addition to reducing the number of people with complications of diabetes and reduce the costs of treating diabetes in Qatar.
In the workshop, experiences of some countries in the use of central medical records were presented, and they discuss the initial vision of the design of the registry so that it can be accessed through available means. They also presented patient applications and health care professionals to collect basic information on diabetes screening and prevention to promote patient self-care and disease management.