Radiation Protection Section


Radiation protection refers to safeguarding people and the environment from the harmful effects of non-ionizing radiation.  Our section specifically provide advice and counsel on occupational radiation protection, e.g. health workers, patients and others exposed to radiation at work.  However, in general, we are also involved in protecting public from the detrimental effects of radiation.   

We aim for an effective and integrated radiation protection system in the Sultanate, based on international standards and ethical values

To develop appropriate preventive and control measures in the field of radiation protection in the health sector by applying best practices to safeguard the health and safety of the workers and patients 

  1. Develop policies, standards, guidelines and regulations for radiation protection in the Ministry of Health, in collaboration and cooperation with concerned authorities
  2. Train health workers on radiation protection in coordination with relevant departments
  3. Supervise the implementation of radiation protection program in the health institutions
  4. Monitor occupational radiation exposures of the health workers, by maintaining records of exposure doses measurements and recommend safety practices accordingly
  5. Participate in inspection and quality control of radiological devices through periodic testing

Radiation Protection

The damage ranges from the stage of redness and irritation of the skin, to the loss of vital functions or cancer, upon exposure to radiation for a long time, so the cells are unable to repair themselves, and the exposure of a pregnant woman to small amounts of radiation causes deformities of the fetus, especially in the brain.

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