Muscat: The Sultanate supports national and foreign investments in the health sector as part of the system to encourage investment, the Chairman of Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OCCI), said during his meeting with a number of owners of private health sector institutions.
His Excellency Eng. Ridha Al Saleh, Chairman of the Chamber’s Board of Directors, welcomed business owners in the private health sector and commended their role in the Sultanate, especially in light of the health conditions resulting from the repercussions of the Coronavirus.
"The Sultanate supports national and foreign investments in the various health sectors as part of the system to encourage investment in the various economic sectors," Al Saleh said
He noted that the government encourages foreign investment aimed at adding value to national investments in the health field, noting that there is an urgent need for medical expertise in the second and tertiary healthcare fields.
"Foreign investment should be concentrated in hospitals and specialised health centres, which constitutes a qualitative addition to the health sector," he said.
The meeting also discussed the importance of involving the Chamber in decision-making in the health fields. The meeting also touched on the fees imposed on private health institutions and the need to reconsider them to ensure the sustainability of the work of health institutions.