Muscat – As part of a partnership between the Ministry of Health (MoH) and the private sector, the ministry received eight fully equipped ambulances for hospitals in Muscat and Salalah from National Bank of Oman (NBO).
The ambulances were handed over during a ceremony attended by Dr Thamra al Ghafri, acting director general of health services of Muscat governorate, and Abdullah bin Zahran al Hinai, CEO of NBO, as part of a RO500,000 donation the bank pledged towards the cause in 2021.
Of the eight ambulances, six will be given to the Directorate General of Health Services of Muscat Governorate and two to the Directorate General of Health Services of Dhofar.
On the occasion, Hinai said, “The health and wellbeing of the community remains at the top of our agenda and we continue to work closely with our stakeholders and authorities to ensure that our help is directed where it is needed most. Although we are starting to get over the worst throes of the pandemic, the healthcare authorities are still under pressure to treat those affected. We continue to see the incredible strength of our healthcare heroes and are both proud and honoured to continue our support of their efforts in bringing the community back to health.”
Since the beginning of the pandemic, the bank has been active in contributing to the nation as it overcomes both the health impacts and the wider economic impacts. Through a series of measures including donations, vaccinations, loan deferments, and targeted SMS advice, it has reiterated its care for the community, all while encouraging its customers to bank from the safety and comfort of home.