Muscat: A new 100 bed private hospital being built in Muscat will have a 24 hour emergency service as well as state of the art clinic facilities .
IdealMed Muscat Hospital, located in Al Ghubra, is set to open its door to the public by the end of 2020.
His Excellency (HE) Dr. Ahmed Mohammed Al Saidi, Minister of Health, visited the site on Monday along with HE Abdul Salam Mohammed Al Murshidi, Executive President of the State General Reserve Fund.
This project marks the long standing cooperation between the Ministry of Health and the private healthcare sector, and serves as an example of a successful collaboration between public and private sectors, in line with His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said’s vision for the country.
"I am delighted to be at the construction site of this hospital, IdealMed, which will consist of 100 beds. It is going to be mainly for obstetrics and gynaecology, child health care diagnostics and other general medicine. It is badly needed, and the Ministry of Health will provide its support, as it always has, for the private sector to grow. Hopefully, we can benefit from their services. Everyone living in Oman deserves a good and appropriate healthcare centre, and this hospital will provide such care," said Al Saidi while talking to Times of Oman.
The hospital is spread over an area of 10,000 square metres, can accommodate 100 beds and will also offer 40 clinics for various medical specialties.
The project will include specialised centres for maternity, paediatrics, eye and heart, as well as a rehabilitation centre with the latest systems and equipment in addition to a 24 hour emergency ward.
Construction of the hospital is currently underway with three floors having been completed already, consisting of two levels of underground parking and the ground floor.
The IdealMed Muscat Hospital is considered to be one of the landmark investment projects in the private sector, and will contribute to economic diversification as well as create job opportunities for Omani youth.