The Directorate General of Health Services of the Dhofar governorate has unveiled the details of the new Sultan Qaboos Hospital project in Salalah. Construction will begin early next year as per the Royal Directive of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said.
Dr Khalid bin Mohammed al Mashiakhi, Director General of Health Affairs, Dhofar governorate said in a statement to Oman News Agency that the new hospital will be constructed as per the most advanced, world-class standards for modern hospitals.
The hospital, which will be built on 200,000 sqm, will include 700 beds for in-patients, in addition to observation beds and day care beds. The hospital is designed in a way to meet future vertical expansion. The building consists of six storeys including the ground floor which includes adult and paediatric emergency services, physiotherapy, nuclear medicine, dietary services, warehouses, pharmacy, conference auditorium and others.
He affirmed that the hospital is considered a qualitative leap in terms of health care as it will be a referral hospital that includes internal medicine, general surgery, paediatrics, OB/GYN, orthopaedics, ophthalmology, ENT, psychiatry, paediatric surgery, urology, neurosurgery, reconstruction and burns, dental, dermatology, renal, radiology, laboratory, physiotherapy, accidents and emergency departments, in addition to other medical specialties.
He added that the hospital will be provided with advanced medical equipment and professional staff to ensure providing high quality health care services. "The outpatient clinics, being constructed now, will work in line with Salalah Health Complex to absorb all specialties. The outpatient clinics will be distributed among the new building and Salalah Health Complex.
As for the other health projects, he said that the Ministry of Health has completed about 60 per cent of the Cardiac Centre and MRI unit construction in Dhofar. The cardiac centre will save time and effort for patients and their companions who used to be referred to Muscat earlier.
Dr Mashiakhi added that the centre will provide facilities for minor and major cardiac surgeries, anesthesia and other labs. The centre will include 56 beds divided into adults and pediatric wards.