MUSCAT : The Ministry of Health is continuing to implement a number of hospitals in various wilayats and governorates of the Sultanate of Oman to strengthen the health system in all parts of the country.
Eng. Jamal bin Salim Al Shanfari, Director General of Projects and Engineering Affairs at the Ministry of Health, explained that the projects include the new Suwaiq Hospital in North Al Batinah Governorate, which is expected to be ready early next year with a capacity of 307 beds; the new Sultan Qaboos Hospital in Salalah – expected to be ready in 2025; and the 164-bed new Khasab Hospital in Musandam Governorate, which is expected to be completed next year.
Other projects include the Madha Health Center in Musandam Governorate, which is being raised to a hospital is expected to be completed during this year; the Thumrait Health Center, to be converted into a hospital, is also expected to be completed during this year; the Wadi Bani Khalid Hospital in the North Sharqiyah Governorate is expected to be completed next year.
As far as the new Samail Hospital in Al Dakhiliyah Governorate, Al Namaa Hospital in Al Sharqiyah North Governorate, and Al Falah Hospital in Al Sharqiyah South Governorate are concerned, the design works have been completed and are currently in the implementation stage. The Mahout Hospital in Al Wusta Governorate, on the other hand, is proceeding with the preparatory work for the project and the construction is expected to be complete in 2025.
A dialysis unit has also been completed in the Wilayat of Bahla in Al Dakhiliyah Governorate, and work is underway in the dialysis units in Sur Wilayat in Al Sharqiyah South Governorate and Al Khaboura Wilayat in the North Al Batinah Governorate, in addition to the dialysis unit in Barka in the Al Batinah South Governorate.