28 January 2013

Angola: Physicians Call for Standardisation of Norms for Diagnosing Diabetes

Luanda — The standardisation of norms for diabetes diagnosis, treatment and following up the disease, training nurses and physicians was highlighted as the main task that the Ministry of Health should implement.

This concern was manifested Saturday, in Luanda, by participants in the VIII International Congress of Angolan Physicians, which for two days discussed issues related to "The Angolan Health, present and future".

The participants recommended the need for increasing prenatal coverage care for the prevention and treatment of congenital malaria.

The creation of specific protocols for indicating the completion of upper gastrointestinal endoscopies, due to excess use of this diagnostic tool does not find a correlation between signs and endoscopes findings.

The promotion of healthy eating habits, a communitarian nutrition service, in close liaison with the hospital nutrition service capable of meeting critical situations of malnutrition were the concerns of physicians.

The rehabilitation work in Angola demands having internment services available, ambulance service and ortho-prosthetic workshops.

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