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Dakhliyah gets dialysis unit; Suwaiq hospital nears completion

18 Oct 2023 Dakhliyah gets dialysis unit; Suwaiq hospital nears completion By OUR CORRESPONDENT

Muscat – The Ministry of Health has commenced construction of a dialysis unit in the wilayat of Adam, Dakhliyah. Simultaneously, construction is making significant progress at Al Suwaiq Hospital in North Batinah.

Co-funded by Petroleum Development Oman and CC Energy, the dialysis unit will cater to patients residing both within and outside the wilayat.

Walid al Mahrouqi, Administrative Services Supervisor for Health Services in Adam, emphasised that the project is crucial given the growing number of kidney patients. “The new facility will not only benefit Adam but also ease the burden on existing dialysis units in the wilayats of Nizwa, Bahla and Samail.”

Funded by the Ministry of Health, Al Suwaiq Hospital has a budget of RO75mn. According to Hamad Hareb al Alawi, Project Manager of the hospital, the main building’s structural work is complete, accounting for a total project completion rate of 50%.

Built on 287,000sqm, the facility will cover 47,357sqm of built-up area and provide 550 parking spaces.

Alawi also stated that construction is progressing on supplementary buildings, including a services building, a medical gas warehouse and a waste management building.

The hospital will have a variety of departments and specialities, including adult and neonatal intensive care units, a unit for premature infants, a dialysis unit, rehabilitation ward, dental care and cardiac care, among other clinical facilities. Upon completion, the hospital will offer a capacity of 256 beds.

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