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Pacts inked to boost medical services in Oman

26 Dec 2021 Pacts inked to boost medical services in Oman By OUR CORRESPONDENT

Muscat – Oman LNG signed two agreements with the Ministry of Health (MoH) recently to finance two projects, which are set to boost medical services in the sultanate.

The first agreement involves funding the provision of cancer detection devices at the Royal Hospital in Muscat. It will help to raise awareness on the concept of preventive medicine, allowing seamless and early diagnosis, intervention and treatment of cancer; which would ultimately reduce its severity. In addition, the agreement will improve the quality of life for patients and provide a cost-saving, simple and fast alternative to other expensive detection alternatives.

The second agreement is for the purchase of Complete Blood Count (CBC) devices for five different health centres across North Sharqiyah governorate. These devices facilitate fast and easy detection of different diseases, allowing patients to explore preventive methods early on. Additionally, these devices help to evaluate the overall health with a focus on blood conditions. Consequently, this advocates for a healthy lifestyle and detecting any present disorders.

H E Dr Fatima al Ajmi, Undersecretary for Administrative, Financial and Planning Affairs in the Ministry of Health, said, “It gives us a great pleasure to extend our hands to Oman LNG and cooperate to serve the nation. The company is renowned for pioneering corporate social responsibility and dedicating special attention to the health sector. Not only are we seeking to raise awareness on preventive treatment through these agreements, but also we are aiming to encourage people to seek early detection of illnesses and adopt healthier lifestyles”.

Dr Amor al Matani, CEO of Oman LNG Development Foundation, said, “Thanks to our strategic partnership with the Ministry of Health, we have been successful in delivering many projects across the country. We strive to ensure the provision and introducing necessary medical equipment and tools to the health institutions. Therefore, we were extremely delighted to collaborate with the MoH.”

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