Muscat: Sohar Aluminium (SA), in collaboration with Salalah Methanol Company (SMC) and Oman India Fertilizer Company (Omifco), announced the start of construction for Prosthetic and Orthotic Services Centre at Khoula Hospital.
The three firms are working together to build the OMR155,000 facility as part of their corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts. Once completed, the new facility will utilise the industry’s latest medical technology and serve more than 7,000 patients annually.
The CEOs of SA, SMC, and Omifco expect the collaborative project between the public and private sectors to contribute to Khoula Hospital’s thrust to provide the best medical services to its patients, as well as patients from different parts of Oman, who want access to high-quality medical care. This project, with its use of advanced medical technology, also demonstrates the three companies’ commitment to do their part in maximising their positive impact on the community at large.
Scheduled to be completed in the first quarter of 2020, the state-of-the-art centre will enable Khoula Hospital to expand its services by making additional space available for clinics, staff, and modification workshops. With both prosthetic and orthotic services available on site, patients can have their artificial limbs and devices designed, manufactured, and fitted in one place. The new centre will also have more examination rooms, training rooms, and designated fitting areas for males and females, allowing patients to receive treatment in a more comfortable environment.
“The collaboration between Sohar Aluminium, Omifco, and SMC to fund the construction of this new centre goes to show how when we come together, we can make a change,” said Dr. Ali bin Muhad Al Ma’ashani, Director General of Khoula Hospital. “Not only will this project help us serve the people coming to Khoula Hospital for treatment, our use of the latest technology will also help us extend assistance to those throughout Oman who are in need of prosthetics.”
Once completed, the centre will be easily accessible for patients. Located next to the orthopedic clinic, it will also make use of the latest technology and conventional techniques, providing both prosthetic and orthotic patients plenty of treatment options.