Oman Signs Deals to Build Five New Hospitals

Posted on 13th June 2014

The Oman Minister of Health, Dr. Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Obaid al Saeedi, has signed agreements with a consultancy company for the design and construction of five new hospitals across various governorates of the Sultanat: the wilayat of Suwaiq in North Batinah, Khasab in Musandam, Al Najat in North Batinah, Samail in Dakhliyah and Al Falah in the South Sharqiyah governorate.


According to Dr. Saeedi the Ministry of Health (MoH) will also soon award contracts to build Saham Hospital in North Batinah, Al Namaa Hospital in North Sharqiyah and Muscat Public Hospital. He stated, “The design for the new Sultan Qaboos Hospital in Salalah has been approved and tenders for construction will be issued soon. Also, contracts for designing and building 17 new healthcare centres will be awarded soon.”

 According to Said bin Khamis bin Humaid al Kalbani, Director General of Engineering Affairs at MoH, the hospital in Suwaiq will have 300 beds and 53 out-patient departments along with other services, whereas the hospitals in Khasab, Samail and Al Najat will have 150 beds and 35 out-patient departments each.

 All the hospitals will will be equipped with multiple specialties including general internal medicine, surgery, paediatric, eye, dental, and orthopaedic clinics, accident and emergency departments, a maternity ward with waiting room, a primary checkup room, evaluation and resuscitation rooms, anaesthesia, ultrasound and others, and dialysis units, isolation rooms and a burns ward. They will also be equipped with dissection and sterilisation rooms, physiotherapy rooms, adult and child care units and premature baby care units. The screening departments will include X-ray, CT scan, ultrasound, endoscopy and MRI facilities. The signing ceremony was attended by a number of officials from the ministry and representatives of the company.

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