Muscat – The Ministry of Heath represented by the Directorate General of Health Services in the Governorate of Muscat on Thursday signed a cooperation agreement to construct the second phase of the Muscat Rehabilitation Centre in Amerat, at a cost of RO900,000.
The agreement – with Al Jisr Charitable Foundation and Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) – was signed by H E Dr Fatima Mohammed Al Ajmi, Undersecretary for Administrative, Financial and Planning Affairs in MoH; Abdul-Amir al Ajmi, PDO external affairs and value creation director; and Nouf Abdullah al Hosni, board executive member at the foundation.
H E Dr Fatima underlined the importance of partnership between the government and the private sectors to serve the public interest, praising the initiative of Al Jisr Charitable Foundation and PDO to finance such vital projects.
The signing of the agreement is part of the strategic partnership to achieve the common good for the society and advance community services and development projects, she added.
PDO’s Ajmi said, “Supporting the healthcare sector is one of the social investment programme pillars at the company. This project is not limited to providing medical treatment only, but also to provide the necessary rehabilitation support that facilitates the integration of patients back into society after acquiring the required personal and functional skills.”
The company funded the development of the first phase of the project with facilities valued at RO2.5mn. The funding was for the medical treatment department, outpatient clinics, an emergency department and a pharmacy, in addition to a staff accommodation facility.
Nouf pointed out that the second phase of the project includes addition of a number of wards for rehabilitation programmes, a swimming pool, a multi-purpose hall, apart from administrative offices and meeting rooms, so as to ensure an integrated service for addiction cases at the centre.