Muscat: With the opening of a new OMR1 million facility, the number of health centres in Muscat has gone up 30.
Speaking at the inauguration, of the centre, Director-General of Health Services for the Governorate of Muscat Dr. Fatma Al Ajmiah said, “The Ministry is devoted to providing citizens with the very best health services, driven by wise leadership and principles.”
Located in the Hay Al Jamie area, the health centre will cater to the needs of thousands of people living in the area.
“Its central location will allow it to cater to the needs of more than 30,000 people, particularly residents living in Al Khoudh 3, Al Khoudh 6, Old Al Khoudh, and the Al Jamia area, among others,” Dr. Al Ajmiah said.
“It is dedicated to making medical services more accessible. With the opening of this centre, the Muscat governorate now has 39 primary and specialised healthcare institutions, 30 of which are health centres, such as this one. Of that number, nine are located in Wilayat Seeb, due to its population growth and urban expansion,” noted Dr. Al Ajmiah.
The Hay Al Jamie centre is equipped with 16 rooms, built to provide world-class primary healthcare services. Its facilities include dedicated areas for outpatients, pediatrics, dentistry, radiology, maternity and other specialties.
The new facility has also been selected as an education hub for the Sultanate’s next generation of medical professionals. In that capacity, it will work closely with the Sultan Qaboos University and the Oman Medical Board.