Health Minster Receives Omani Researcher

Muscat, Dr. Ahmed bin Mohammed al-Saidi,

Minister of Health, received in his office the Omani Researcher Dr.

Halima al-Balushi whose study reveals a genetic anomaly in the

Omanis Sickle Cells.

The Health Minister discussed with Dr. Halima Al Balushi, Blood

Transfusion Senior Specialist at the Royal Hospital the results of her

PHD research study on Omanis Red Blood Cells Diseases at the

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom. The study affirms that (89%)

Omanis have alpha thalassemia and that (5%) have sickle cell anemia.

Source: Oman News Agency