Burjeel Hospital wins 'Best Private Hospital' award from Ministry of Health
January 10, 2018 | 6:56 PM
by Times News Service
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Muscat: Oman’s leading healthcare provider Burjeel Hospital, Al Khuwair, has won the coveted ‘Best Private Hospital-2017 Award’ from the Sultanate’s Ministry of Health.

The premier tertiary care hospital, part of UAE-based VPS Healthcare, which opened its doors to the public in 2016, is renowned for its ‘art of healing’ methodology by providing personalised hospitality services in addition to exceptional medical care.

Speaking about the recognition, Dr Shamsheer Vayalil, chairman and managing director, VPS Healthcare, said, “To be recognised as the best private hospital by the Ministry of Health underlines our commitment to provide the highest quality of care and ensure our guests get the best of services.”

“Our entire team is proud and thankful to the Ministry of Health for this great honour,” added Dr Asif Gani, Regional director for Burjeel Hospital and Medical Centres in Oman.

Burjeel Hospital offers state-of-the-art patient care facilities across various specialities including orthopaedics, joint replacements, spine surgery, sports medicine and arthroscopy, cardiology, obstetrics and gynaecology, paediatrics, urology, internal medicine, ENT, dermatology, ophthalmology, radiology and diagnostic imaging, dental and laboratory services.

Oman’s Ministry of Health has prioritised elevating quality in the healthcare sector, and this has led to a strong focus on projects that would add high-end facilities to the existing healthcare landscape.

Oman spends the equivalent of 2.6% of its GDP on healthcare, according to World Bank development indicators. In 2014, the Government of Oman released Health Vision 2050—a long-term plan for the country’s healthcare sector. The plan, which the World Health Organisation (WHO) says “serves as a model for strategic planning in health,” envisions large-scale investment in the healthcare sector to create a well-organised, equitable, efficient and responsive health system.

The private healthcare sector is poised to play a major role in meeting the growing demands of the Sultanate.

“Oman’s healthcare sector has been growing steadily, and the government is also keen to establish high-end medical facilities to provide specialised treatments. We are committed to working hand-in-hand with the government and are continuously on the lookout to increase the number of specialities provided. We also have plans in place to add more super-specialised services like oncology in the future,” Dr Shamsheer said.

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