The Participation of the Department in the Meeting of the Higher Committee Supervising the Centers of the Prosthetics and Orthotics in Iraq

The Department of the Prosthetics and Orthotics Engineering represented by Assistant Professor Dr. Wajdi Sadiq Abboud (Head of Department) and Lecturer Assistance Saif Mohammed Abbas have participated in the periodic meeting of the Higher Ministerial Committee that supervising the centers of prosthetics and orthotics in Iraq. The meeting hosted by the College of Engineering at Al-Nahrain University on Sunday, 9 December 2018. The Dean of the College of Engineering, Assistant Professor Dr. Mohammed Abdul-Sattar Mohammed, met with Mrs. Teresa Powell, the Red Cross official in Iraq and her accompanying delegation. The meeting was then attended by all members of the committee, where the agenda was discussed.

Among the issues that were discussed, were the approval of the employment of the first group of alumni of the department in the prosthetics and orthotics centers of the Ministry of Health, in which one engineer for each center and as a preliminary experiment that can be repeated in the event that the engineers proved their excellence and the need for them.

During the meeting, the department requested the possibility of providing two trainers instead of one for each laboratory starting from the second semester, in addition to discussing the usual matters to serve the interests of the prosthetics and orthotics in Iraq.