An isolation ward at Sur Hospital, funded by Oman LNG, was officially inaugurated on Wednesday.
The ceremony took place under the patronage of H E Dr Ahmed bin Mohammed al Sa’eedi, Minister of Health.
The project comes within the framework of Oman LNG’s efforts to support the health sector and complement the government’s efforts in combatting COVID-19.
The ward consists of 12 specialised isolation rooms that are fully equipped with advanced ventilation systems in accordance with international standards to reduce the infection rates amongst hospital patients and visitors, while ensuring utmost safety and enhancing the level of services provided to the community.
This project will increase the capacity of the hospital to cater for over 300,000 citizens and residents in South Sharqiyah governorate.
The isolation ward will play a pivotal role in improving the services provided by Sur Hospital, increase its capacity, and avoid the transfer of patients to other locations for treatment whilst maintaining high safety standards.
The ward will play an important role during the current COVID-19 pandemic by ensuring the local community is able to easily access treatment and ensure infection control.
On the occasion, Mohammed Juma al Mukhaini, senior manager of communication and community affairs at Oman LNG Development Foundation, said, “We are delighted to extend support to the health sector and equip our community with such necessities amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Our contribution will continue as we ensure that supporting the health sector remains one of our top priorities to continuously develop the sector and meet the needs of our communities during all times.”
The initiative complements the company’s commitment to its corporate social responsibility portfolio which supports health and safety initiatives, delivered through the Oman LNG Development Foundation.
The foundation has set supporting the national health sector amongst its top priorities to contribute to providing exceptional healthcare in the sultanate. This includes distributing medical equipment among health institutes in Musandam, financing the kidneys dialysis units in Bausher and Taqa Hospital and funding the National Autism Centre.
The foundation has also contributed RO6.5mn to combat the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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