Oman’s Ministry of Health has announced that work is currently under way on 11 new hospitals in various governorates across the sultanate.
Of these, the biggest healthcare facility, the 307-bed Al Suwaiq Hospital, is coming up in North Al Batinah Governorate, which is expected to be completed next year, reported Oman News Agency (ONA).
The other big projects such as the new Sultan Qaboos Hospital in Salalah, Dhofar Governorate, will be completed in 2025, stated the report citing a senior ministry official.
“The new Khasab Hospital in Musandam Governorate (164 beds) is likely to open next year,” said Jamal Salim Al Shanfari, Director General of Projects and Engineering Affairs at the Ministry of Health.
“Also, the upgradation of the Mad’ha Health Centre in Musandam Governorate is under way, which on completion will make it a full-fledged hospital,” revealed Al Shanfari, adding that it will open later this year.
According to him, Thamrait Health Centre too is being upgraded into a hospital and is set for completion this year.
Al Shanfari said the design work on three new hospitals - Samayil Hospital in Al Dakhiliyah, Al Nama Hospital in North Al Sharqiyah and Al Falah Hospital in South Al Sharqiyah – was in the final stage in preparation for tendering.