Oman to open private general hospital:
This article was originally published in Clinica
The Lama Polyclinic in Muscat, Oman, is to set up a new, 30-bed hospital at a cost of RO800,000 ($2 million). It will to cater to the medical needs of the middle to low income groups, reports the Oman Times. The hospital is to incorporate a pathology unit, run with the help of UK expertise. The unit will be equipped with British staff and technology. The country has, at present, three other private hospitals, 560 private clinics and 321 private hospital pharmacies. It also has 55 hospitals within the public sector. Last year, the country spent 5.5% of its GDP on healthcare.