Suhar: The Ministry of Health on Thursday inaugurated the expansion project of Sohar Hospital to the tune of RO 28 million. The project increases capacity by 270 beds to reach a total of 636 beds.
The first phase of the project was implemented with the direct supervision of the Royal Court Affairs. The project was carried out within the framework of the government’s efforts to ensure that services are delivered to the target segments and to promote decentralization in governorates. It also comes in line with keeping pace with increasing demand of specialized healthcare services.
The inauguration ceremony was held under the auspices of Abdulsalam Mohammed al Murshidi, Chairman of Oman Investment Authority (OIA), at the presence of Hilal Ali al Sabti, Minister of Health.
The expansion project includes the accident and emergency department, where the number of added beds reached 68. Those include eight for resuscitation (for adults and children) and setting up an adult intensive care unit (ICU) equipped with (17) beds. Moreover, 25 beds were added for the dialysis unit equipped with hemodialysis machines to keep pace with the steady increase in dialysis patients.
A number of surgical specialties were added, for which, some surgical units were prepared and expanded to provide emergency treatment and surgical services such as the cardiac catheterization service. The extension includes equipping a special unit for heart care consisting of two rooms equipped with the latest medical technologies.
Conducting cardiac catheterization procedures began in the new expansion, along with providing a 22-bed ward for post-operative heart patients. A special heart care unit is also available for heart patients consisting of (12) beds and two isolation rooms.
The new addition included 20 beds for the day-care unit to serve patients needing temporary admission and daily operations.
In addition, an MRI unit was established. Further, two CT scan machines and two television x-rays (sonar x-rays), a mammography device, a bone density device, an upper gastrointestinal endoscope, and a respiratory endoscope were added in order to facilitate access to proper and accurate diagnosis and early detection of diseases.