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Omani families spent RO9 a month on health in 2018-2019: NCSI

16 Nov 2021 By OUR CORRESPONDENT

Muscat – The Omanisation rate in government and private health institutions increased by seven per cent from 2016 to 2020, according to the National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI).

The centre’s statistics show that the number of healthcare institutions in Oman grew to 1,587 in 2020, of which 64 per cent were private clinics.
The average monthly expenditure of Omani families on healthcare amounted to RO9 in 2018-2019.

‘Spending on the health sector was 7.4 per cent of the total government expenditure in 2020, while the sector’s contribution to the GDP amounted to about RO954.1mn, accounting for 3.9 per cent of the total,’ NCSI stated.

The number of dialysis centres increased to 24, providing services to 2,264 patients in 2020. There were 204,289 dialysis sessions in 2016 and 309,845 in 2020.
The number of inpatients with tumours in the sultanate was 4,341, and the number of new cases registered for eye diseases in health institutions affiliated to the Ministry of Health was 137,10.

The number of surgical operations in institutions affiliated to the Ministry of Health decreased more than 50 per cent between 2016 and 2020. However, there was an increase in the number of blood donors by 6.7 per cent between 2016 and 2020.

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