Jusoor Foundation recently signed an agreement with the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), North Batinah, which is under the Ministry of Health (MoH), to establish a physiotherapy and rehabilitation centre in Shinas.
H E Sheikh Saif bin Humiar al Malik al Shehi, Governor of North Batinah and chairman of Jusoor Board of Directors, signed the agreement on behalf of Jusoor, while the director general of Health Services in North Batinah, signed the agreement on behalf of MoH.
Funded by OQ, Sohar Aluminium and Vale, and implemented by Jusoor, the project aims at enhancing the quality and efficacy of health services in Shinas Health Centre.
Furthermore, it focuses on accommodating patients with physiotherapy and rehabilitation needs as well as avoiding the transfer of patients to referral hospitals or postponing their treatments. It intends to educate stakeholders about the new added services and encourage them to benefit from the centre.
H E Sheikh Shehi said, “This agreement reflects the organisation’s commitment with its partners, OQ, Sohar Aluminium and Vale. The project is in alignment with the efforts and aspirations of Jusoor Foundation to achieve sustainable social development for Oman. At this foundation, we strongly believe in the importance of community participation in pursuing development in the governorates.”
With a built-up area of 187.86sqm, the newly constructed building on the premises of Shinas Health Centre, will be equipped with high-quality medical tools and devices necessary for providing top-notch physiotherapy and rehabilitation services. The cost of the project is estimated at RO85,000 and is anticipated to be completed in 12 months.
The project is aimed at providing the elderly, handicapped and patients with fractures, burns and accidents appropriate and timely treatment. The centre will consist of six diagnostic and rehabilitation clinics, a physiotherapy room and separate waiting rooms for males and females.