Muscat – His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik issued three Royal decrees on Wednesday reading as follows:
Royal Decree No 10/2024 defines the specialties of the Ministry of Health and endorses its organisational structure.
Royal Decree No 11/2024 establishes Medical University City and promulgates its system of functioning.
It also states the following:
– Occupants of medical and paramedical jobs will be transferred to the Medical University City from Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, the Oman National Centre for Hematology and Marrow Transplantation, and Sultan Qaboos Comprehensive Cancer Care and Research Centre – along with the employees’ financial grades, their allocations and their job status, as well as other staff from those institutions, along with their financial grades.
– The provision of this article will be implemented in accordance with the mechanism and determinants approved by the Board of Directors of Medical University City, after coordinating with the Vice-Chancellor of Sultan Qaboos University.
Article 4 stipulates that Medical University City will have the following bodies merged into it – Civil government health institutions and their supporting government entities that will be determined by a decision from the Council of Ministers, based on a proposal by the Board of Directors of the Medical University City.
The transfer of allocations, assets, rights and obligations of the aforementioned institutions and entities – as well as the transfer of employees of the same institutions to the Medical University City – will be governed by the provisions of Article 3 of this decree, after coordination with the authorities concerned, with effect from the date of issue of a decision to be taken to this effect by the Council of Ministers, in accordance with the provision of the first clause of this article (Article 4).
Royal Decree No 12/2024 on placement of officials in some posts.
Dr Fatima Mohammed Baqir al Ajmi as Executive President of Oman Medical Speciality Board, along with her grade and financial allocations.
Dr Ahmed Salim Saif al Mandhari as Undersecretary for Planning and Health Organisation in the Ministry of Health.
Sulaiman Nasser Khamis al Hiji as Undersecretary for Administrative and Financial Affairs in the Ministry of Health.
Ahmed Saleh Sofian al Rashdi as Undersecretary in the Ministry of Endowments and Religious Affairs.
Mahmoud Abdullah Ahmed al Owaini as Secretary-General of the Ministry of Finance with the special grade.