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Out of RO26 million in endowment fund, RO18.5 mn spent: MoH

14 May 2020

Oman has received more than RO26 million worth of funds in its ‘Endowment Fund to Support Health Services’, of which RO18.5million has been spent already. 

H E Dr Ahmed bin Mohammed al Sa;eedi, Minister of Health and member of the Supreme Committee tasked with tackling developments resulting from COVID-19 pandemic, said that more than RO26 million worth of the voluntary funds have been received.  

“Of the RO26million, RO10 million was donated by His Majesty the Sultan and RO18.5million has been spent so far,” Dr Saeedi said. 

He said that more contributions are sought. “More contributions are welcome from private sector companies and individuals. Our donations are still open and our accounts are available for those who want to help. This is a noble cause and all are welcome,” he said. 

HE Dr Sa’eedi said that approximately RO4 million went for testing only. “With 61,000 tests done, of which each costs around RO60, the expenses are high. Also, the number of inpatients in government and private hospitals has reached 96 people, and 31 cases in intensive care. All this requires funding,” he said. 

 

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