Muscat: As part of the nationwide immunisation programme, Al Hayat International Hospital is gearing up for the Covid-19 vaccine roll-out.
Dr K.P. Raman, Founder and Chairman, Al Hayat International Hospital emphasised, ‘‘We wholeheartedly welcome the decision of the Ministry of Health for selecting Al Hayat as one of the Covid-19 private sector vaccination centres in Oman. The determination of Omani leadership will place the nation on the world’s healthcare map. Today, the vaccination of the population is a top priority, the world over, and the vaccination is safe and effective in preventing severe infection and ICU admission.
"We are inviting the private sector to actively participate in the vaccination campaign, and save lives. To ensure, personalised patient care, Al Hayat has conceptualised a wide range of custom-made changes in its routine services ever since the pandemic struck the county. Before Covid-19, our principal focus was on selective surgical, orthopaedic surgeries and cardiac cases. At the moment, the key focus is on sick Covid-19 patients, and we have reserved nearly 80 per cent of the bed capacity for effectively handling the prevailing situation,’’ Dr Raman added.
"Though we have increased the number of beds, increasing the medical human capital at a short notice had been a huge challenge. However, the move to make qualifying examinations online by the authorities for selected medical personnel will simplify the long procedures of recruitment during the pandemic.
‘‘The government-sector healthcare services have always been ready to accept critical Covid-19 patients, and are providing free treatment to citizens and expatriates. Treatment and care of critical Covid patients are costly, and it is welcome that MOH bears the entire cost of treatment for all. Al Hayat is proud and privileged to participate in the services of the sick along with MOH. Moreover, the private sector doctors receive updates through Covid-19 webinars on treatment and developments frequently.’
"As one of the leading locally-owned and operated private hospitals in the Sultanate, we strictly adhere to internationally acclaimed healthcare and safety standards covering Covid-19 testing, infection control, and use of Personal Protective Equipment. The state-of-the-art facilities at Al Hayat make one feel confident that he/she receives utmost care in a comfortable and safe environment – a hospital for the family and the nation," says CEO Suresh Kumar.
To participate in the campaign, companies must register the names of their employees with the Ministry of Health to get the jab from approved private hospitals.
For corporates, the cost of the Pfizer vaccine per dose is OMR20. At the time of registering and booking, companies should transfer OMR40 (for 2 doses) to the Ministry of Health Covid-19 Pandemic Vaccine Fund (National Bank of Oman Account Number 10161251050001). Al Hayat will be charging OMR3 as administrative charges for each dose.
Al Hayat International Hospital is a multi-speciality hospital with services for the whole family and strength of over 70 doctors, including 25 senior consultant Omani doctors and 35 expatriate doctors offering their services in almost all branches of medicine – a team of internationally-qualified doctors, many of whom hold qualifications from Europe and the US, committed to providing ‘Quality Care Without Compromise’.