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Eshraqa Donates Childbirth Mannequin to Omani Society of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Instrumental to bringing innovation and growth to the burgeoning medical sector in Oman, Eshraqa, Khimji Ramdas’ social development arm recently donated a childbirth simulation mannequin to the Omani Society of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (OSOG). The mannequin will serve a vital purpose towards augmenting skills during childbirth; it was first put to use at the 4th edition of the Master Class of Electronic Fetal Heart Monitoring and Operative Vaginal Delivery workshop held last month organised by OSOG.

The birthing simulator is a life-size dummy which replicates a woman in labour and allows maternity staff to get ‘hands on’ training without putting patients at risk. Newly qualified medical staff may know what to expect, but they do not have the practical experience required to be responsible for the outcome of a live birth; this mannequin helps to break them into their roles without involving a real patient.

Commenting on the essential provision of the simulator, Nailesh Khimji, Director, Khimji Ramdas said, “The OSOG plays a strong role in promoting qualitative healthcare for women across Oman, our aim is to serve as a partner for this noble purpose. This mannequin will allow doctors to gain further practical knowledge that will assist in emergency and preventive care. Eshraqa is committed to giving back to community and supporting women who are the backbone of any flourishing nation.”

“We thank Eshraqa for their generosity and assistance towards our worthy and educative endeavours” said, Dr. Tamima Rashid AL-Dughaishi, President of OSOG. “This mannequin will allow practise runs for numerous complications that may arise during childbirth, including problems with the placenta, the cord wrapped around the baby’s neck or the baby being stressed by the contractions etc. This subsequently will have a major impact in reducing maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality which is one of the most important national health goals of the country”, she added.

Eshraqa continues to serve as a long-standing supporter of accessible, affordable and quality healthcare for all citizens of the Sultanate. It remains committed to the four pledged pillars of support towards the nation; Healthcare, Education, Community Wellbeing, and Training.