Muscat – The Ministry of Health (MoH) on Monday inaugurated the newly extended Obstetrics and Gynaecology Emergency Department at Khoula Hospital.
The ceremony was graced by H E Dr Saeed Harib al Lamki, Undersecretary for Health Affairs in the ministry, and witnessed by Dr Rashid al Alawi, Director General of Khoula Hospital, along with other senior officials and medical personnel.
Dr Abdullah al Salti, Assistant Director General for Medical Affairs at Khoula Hospital, highlighted the need for the expansion, citing the growing demand for services. The department registered over 22,645 patients in 2022, which increased to 22,939 this year.
Dr Salti emphasised the hospital’s commitment, in collaboration with Al Nahdha Hospital and Wattaya OBG Complex, to elevate Gynaecology and Obstetrics services. This initiative – in line with Oman Vision 2040 – includes introducing rare specialties, adhering to international standards, maximising resource utilisation, and enhancing training and scientific research.
Dr Rahma al Ghabshi, Senior Consultant and Head of OBG at Khoula, elaborated on the department’s advancements, particularly in performing complex obstetric surgeries and endoscopic procedures.
The expanded department added an examination room with four beds, while the labour ward is equipped with four beds and a two-bed induction room.
Additionally, the facility has ten rooms for post-natal care, a 16-bedded pregnancy ward, a 36-bedded postnatal ward, a 30-bedded obstetrics and gynecology ward, three operating rooms, and a recovery room with two beds. This expansion reflects MoH’s resolute mission to improve the country’s healthcare services and facilities, so that they meet the increasing healthcare demands in Oman.