MAY 12, 2023
Oman announces plans for 11 new hospitals
Oman’s Ministry of Health has started the construction of 11 new hospitals across a number of key governorates, in order to develop the health sector and keep pace with the demands of the nation’s rapidly-growing population.
Jamal Salim Al Shanfari, Director General of Projects and Engineering Affairs at the Ministry of Health, explained that the projects under way include the new Al Suwaiq Hospital in North Al Batinah Governorate (with a capacity of 307 beds; to be completed in 2024) and the new Sultan Qaboos Hospital in Salalah, Dhofar Governorate, which is expected to be completed in 2025.
He added that the new Khasab Hospital in Musandam Governorate (164 beds) is planned to open in 2024. In addition, the Ministry of Health is upgrading Mad’ha Health Centre in Musandam Governorate, to make it a fully-fledged hospital, scheduled to open later this year (2023).
Meanwhile, the Thamrait Health Centre will also be upgraded into a full hospital and is expected to be completed during 2023. Jamil Salim Al Shanfari explained that the designs and layout of three new hospitals are being finalised in preparation for the formal bidding process. They are the new Samayil Hospital in Al-Dakhiliyah Governorate; Al Nama Hospital in North Al Sharqiyah Governorate; and Al Falah Hospital in South Al Sharqiyah Governorate. He added that the new Khasab Hospital in Musandam Governorate (164 beds) is hoped to be open in 2024, pointing out that the Ministry of Health is additionally upgrading Mad’ha Health Centre in Musandam Governorate, giving it full hospital status for late 2023.
Meanwhile, preparatory tasks are also under way for setting up the new Mahout Hospital, in Al Wusta Governorate, with the project scheduled to be opened in 2025.