Jordan gets lung function testing labs

Jordan gets lung function testing labs
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AMMAN —  The Ministry of Health announced on Monday that lung function testing laboratories have recently opened in a number of hospitals across the Kingdom, primarily serving cystic fibrosis patients, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان

The laboratories, which are critical for the early diagnosis and treatment of the disease, were inaugurated at Princess Rahma Hospital, Princess Basma Teaching Hospital, Prince Hamza Hospital, Al-Bashir Hospital, and Karak Hospital.

Health Minister Feras Al-Hawari presided over a ceremony, which celebrated the graduation of health professionals who underwent training on lung function testing equipment.

The training was made available through partnership between the ministry and the US Agency for International Development-funded Quality Health Care project (USAID).

During the ceremony, which was attended by the deputy director of USAID in Jordan, Hawari pledged that the ministry will spare no effort to provide the necessary drugs and modern lab solutions to diagnose cystic fibrosis and its genetic mutations through collaboration with international healthcare facilities.

He said that 24 ministry technicians were trained on the operation and the use of new pulmonary testing equipment, which can also perform endobronchial resistance assays on children under the age of six.

The ministry also put in place treatment protocols to ensure equal services for patients in all centers, Hawari said. He said that national and technical committees were set up to monitor cystic fibrosis cases.

The national committee, he added, has already begun prepping a record to count cystic fibrosis cases, where they live and receive treatment, and the type of treatment they undergo.

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