OMAN – The Omani Ministry of Health (MOH) has signed four landmark agreements with Oman India Fertilizer Company (OMIFCO) to provide financing for healthcare projects in different parts of the country.
Through these agreements, the Ministry of Health and OMIFC are set to fund health projects for several hospitals and health centers situated within the Governorates of Muscat, North Al Sharqiyah, and South Al Batinah.
“The Directorate General of Health Services and OMIFCO signed four agreements to upgrade health services in three governorates,” the MOH said in a notice.
In a major boost to the nation’s health infrastructure, the Ministry of Health is gearing up to establish eleven medical centers across the country.
The upcoming healthcare facilities will be strategically positioned in various governates across the sultanate to improve access to healthcare services.
It signifies a clear reflection of the ministry’s relentless efforts to develop state-of-the-art medical facilities and provide innovative healthcare services that deliver value to the Omani population.
Consequently, Oman India Fertilizer Company signed the key four agreements with the Ministry of Health represented by the Directorates General of Health Services.
The four agreements were signed by Eng. Khalid Al Fana, Director of Sustainability and Corporate Communications at OMIFCO.
“This collaboration underscores a significant push towards improving healthcare services in Oman, directly benefiting residents across the nation,” stated the Ministry of Health.
Under the first agreement, the Omani health ministry and OMIFC will provide financing to support the construction and equipping of the radiology department in Al Awabi Health Center.
The agreement was signed by the Director General of Health Services in Al Batinah South, Dr. Yusef Muhammed Al Farsi.
It was signed in the presence of His Excellency Shiekh Tariq Al Kharousi, Member of Shura Council Representative of Al Awabi, and H.E. Shiekh Humood Al Marshood, Wali of Al Awabi.
As specified in the second agreement, the Ministry of Health and OMIFC will disburse funds for the procurement of devices for mental health treatment and rehabilitation in Al Masarrah Hospital.
The major deal was signed by Badr Al Muqaimi, Assistant Director General for Administrative and Financial Affairs of Muscat Health.
Equally important, two agreements were made to provide funds for the purchase of medical devices and equipment for Sinaw Hospital and Al Qabil Health Center.
The agreements were signed by Dr. Ahmed Al Saidi, Director General of North Ash Sharqiyah Health, in a groundbreaking move to improve healthcare quality in the Sultanate of Oman.
The development comes as the Ministry of Health plans to award a months-long US$50 million contract for the expansion of its Nizwa Hospital situated in Al Dakhiliyah Governorate in the Wilayat of Bowsher.
The Ministry of Health is expected to award the design and build contract for the Nizwa Hospital Expansion and Modification project by the fourth quarter of 2023.
According to the Ministry of Health, the second phase of the Nizwa Hospital extension project involves the addition of new buildings and medical equipment.
The second phase of the MOH project also seeks to boost the bed capacity of Nizwa Hospital, in particular, raising the number of beds for various specializations.