(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) To boost healthcare services in the country, H E Dr Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Obaid al Saeedi, Minister of Health, on Tuesday signed agreements with a consultancy company for designing and construction of five new hospitals across the country.
These hospitals will come up in 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.
H E Dr Saeedi stated that the Ministry of Health (MoH) will soon award contracts to build Saham Hospital in North Batinah, Al Namaa Hospital in North Sharqiyah and Muscat Public Hospital.
''Also, contracts for designing and building 17 new healthcare centres will be awarded soon.''
He said that the design for the new Sultan Qaboos Hospital in Salalah has been approved and tenders for construction will be issued soon.
Said bin Khamis bin Humaid al Kalbani, director general of engineering affairs in MoH said that 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 have 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 have 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.