Oman to get five new hospitals: Health Ministry
Work has already started at the said five hospitals and some of them have completed the final designs
Expanding health services and meet the needs of the population growth, the Oman Ministry of Health is going ahead with its plans to build five new hospitals in the governorates of Musandam, North Al Batinah, North A'Sharqiyah and South Al Batinah.
In a statement to Oman News Agency, Dr Ahmed bin Mohammed al-Saeedi, Minister of Health, said, "The final designs of Khasab Hospital in the Governorate of Musandam and Al Najat Hospital which will serve residents of the Wilayat of Shinas and Liwa in North Al Batinah have been completed and sent to the Tender Board. "
He added, "The contractor will complete the final designs for Saham Hospital, which will serve residents at the wilayat of Saham and Al Khabourah, and Al Nama'a Hospital in the Wilayat of Al Mudhaibi next October. The final designs for A'Suwaiq Hospital will be sent to the Tender Board mid next October."
As for the other projects, the Minister of Health pointed out that the Ministry is implementing a number of health projects as per the preset health plans which are revised in light of the current developments.
Work has already started at the said five hospitals and some of them have completed the final designs.
The Ministry is waiting for the remarks of the Tender Board on the designs.
On the other hand, Al Nama'a Hospital in the Wilayat of Al Mudhaibi will include outpatient clinics, accident and emergency department, operation room, delivery ward, medical labs and radiology, department in addition to the inpatients wards, ICU, Pediatric ICU, service building and other facilities.
A'Suwaiq New Hospital, a 300-bed hospital, will include 53 outpatient clinics and other services. Khasab and Al Najat hospitals , 150 bed each, will include 35 outpatient clinics each.
The statistics of the Ministry of Health point out that as of 2014, there are 67 hospitals in the Sultanate , 49 of which are run by the Ministry of Health , 5 run by other ministries and public organizations and 13 by the private sector.
The accumulated bed capacity of the 67 hospital is 6322.