OMAN – The Royal Hospital, which is owned and administered by the Ministry of Health under the Sultanate of Oman, has received state-of-the-art magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners from Sohar International Bank.

This news comes as the Shifa app, which is run by the Ministry of Health, is contributing to collating and exchanging medical information between patients and doctors.

The Royal Hospital conveyed its heartfelt appreciation to Sohar International, acknowledging the paramount significance of providing access to top-notch healthcare amenities for the overall welfare of the population.

The ideal move will further contribute to Sohar International’s strategy and mission to advance the country’s healthcare system through its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) umbrella.

Sohar International is committed to making a positive impact on society, driving holistic well-being, and transforming lives,” the company said in an official note.

As part of its CSR initiatives, Sohar International plans to distribute nearly 500 MRI scanners to private hospitals in different parts of Oman.

The bank will team up with these private hospitals to improve health outcomes and contribute to the nation’s socioeconomic progress.

Clinicians will promptly deliver medical imaging services using the donated MRI machines to reduce waiting lists for examinations and provide better care to the community at large.

On an official note, Mr. Mohamed Mahfoodh Al Ardhi, Chairman of Sohar International, asserted that the bank is committed to supporting pioneering initiatives that can benefit every segment of society.

Our paramount objective has always been to promote comprehensive well-being within the community and effectuate transformational changes by supporting ground-breaking initiatives that cater to all segments of society,” outlined Mr. Al Ardhi.

He expressed his willingness to work closely with the Royal Hospital team to address social and welfare issues, noting that Sohar International’s initiatives span diverse sectors, including education, health, and sports.

Sohar International’s Corporate Social Responsibility strategy stems from the bank’s conviction that the private sector must make a positive impact on society through sustainable business practices that benefit the community,” stated Mr. Al Ardhi.

This charitable donation comes just shortly after the bank provided financial aid to the Ihsan Association to purchase a fully equipped ambulance.

Formerly Bank Sohar, the financial institution supported the procurement of medical equipment for Hai Al Mina health centers in Muttrah.

Sohar International Bank and the Health Endowment Foundation (Athar) also extended their collaboration to advance the healthcare system across the Sultanate of Oman.

Moreover, the Oman-based institution delivers financial solutions to both individual and corporate customers.

Sohar International and HSBC Bank Oman entered into a binding merger agreement, the two lenders merged into one entity under one management in an amicable and agreed-upon manner.

Sohar International’s gracious contribution to transfer 500 MRI scans to private hospitals will bolster the health system’s logistical capacity to cater to a broad spectrum of the community,” Dr. Sami bin Sulaiman Al Farsi, Director General of Royal Hospital said in a press release.

Dr. Al Farsi pointed out that the Oman-based bank will bolster the hospitals’ capabilities to carry out their duties with utmost efficacy and expediency.

Sohar International’s unwavering commitment to promoting the well-being of the community reflects the pivotal role played by the private sector in supporting the country’s healthcare sector,” he added.

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