Sohar Hospital, located in Muscat, Oman has revealed plans to open an expansion project.

The expansion project is expected to involve approximately OMR28m ($72.7m).

With the completion of this expansion project, the hospital’s bed capacity has surged from 270 to 636, catering to the rising demand for specialised healthcare services.

The inauguration ceremony will take place in the presence of Dr Abdulsalam bin Mohamed Al-Murshidi, President of Oman Investment Authority.

Attendees will include Minister of Health Dr Hilal bin Ali Al-Sabti, and MOH Undersecretary for Health Affairs Dr Said bin Harib Al-Lamki.

MoH said in a statement: “This expansion will also serve the residents of neighboring governorates, such as Al Buraimi Governorate and Musandam Governorate, by providing tertiary health care, which was exclusively available to specialised hospitals in the Governorate of Muscat.”

The project included the accident and emergency department with 68 beds, including eight designated for resuscitation purposes for both adults and children.

Furthermore, an integrated Intensive Care Unit has been established, featuring 17 beds for adults and 16 beds for children.

The neonatal unit has been equipped with an additional 24 incubators, while the dialysis unit has expanded to accommodate 25 more beds to meet the growing number of dialysis patients.

The expansion project also encompasses the addition of several surgical specialties and services, including cardiac catheterisation.

Additionally, a special ward has been created specifically for post-operative cardiac patients, equipped with 22 beds.

It also features a separate unit for cardiac care, comprising 12 beds and two isolation rooms.

The obstetrics and gynaecology department has also received an upgrade with the incorporation of 33 new beds, alongside an expanded obstetric surgery room.

Another notable addition is a 20-bed day-care unit designed to cater to patients in need of temporary admission.

In terms of diagnostics, the hospital now has advanced imaging and diagnostic equipment such as an MRI unit, two CT scan machines, two television X-rays (sonar X-rays), a mammography device, a bone density device, an upper gastrointestinal endoscope, and a respiratory endoscope.

Furthermore, the expansion project has strengthened the hospital’s surgical facilities, maternity hall, blood bank, sterilisation unit, and medical warehouse.