The Omani Ministry of Health (MoH) has signed two funding agreements with Oman Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) for the purchase of modern medical equipment to boost preventive healthcare in the Sultanate.
The first deal is for the purchase of cancer detection devices for the Royal Hospital in Muscat, while the second agreement is for the supply of Complete Blood Count (CBC) machines for 5 different health centers in the North Sharqiyah Governorate.
The cancer detection devices will enable seamless and early cancer diagnosis, intervention, and treatment resulting in reducing the severity of the disease. In addition, they will help improve the quality of life for patients by providing a cost-effective, simple, and quick alternative to other expensive detection alternatives.
Similarly, Complete Blood Count (CBC) devices will make early detection of various diseases with more ease and quick, allowing patients to explore more preventive options. These devices will also aid in the evaluation of a patient’s general health, with a focus on blood conditions.
“The agreements exemplify how cooperation between the private and public sectors is essential for the public interest. Not only are we seeking to raise awareness on preventive treatment through these agreements, but we are also aiming to encourage people to seek early detection of illnesses and adopt healthier lifestyles and it’s a great pleasure to extend our hands to Oman LNG and cooperate to serve the nation.”
Dr. Amor Al Matani, CEO of Oman LNG Development Foundation said that “Since inception, Oman LNG has shown a great interest in supporting many development sectors through our robust social investment program in which the medical sectors has been always in a top priority. “We strive to ensure the provision and introducing necessary medical equipment and tools to the health institutions.”
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