Muscat: The Ministry of Health has ordered the terminal closure of three private health establishments and the temporary suspension of 18 private health establishments due to the institutions’ failure to meet quality standards.
The Ministry also withdrew clinical privileges from some medical staff, suspended two specialized health institutions and issued warnings to 66 private health establishments.
The ministry also reprimanded 34 private health establishments for publishing advertisements via social media without getting permission to do so.
Dr Muhanna Nasser al Muselhi, Director General of Private Health Establishments at the Ministry of Health, said that the ministry is going ahead with regulatory procedures, including precautionary closure of any establishment that does not comply with the standard quality of health.
As many as 1,600 private health establishments (hospitals, clinics, polyclinics, paramedical centres) operate in the Sultanate of Oman and use the services of 10,684 employees, said Al Muselhi.
He added that the Directorate General of Private Health Establishments works hard to empower the private health sector through proper governance, quality control and assurance of patient safety.