The first phase of COVID Field Hospital has been opened in Oman. It was inaugurated by Muscat Governor Syed Saud bin Hilal Al Busaydi. Health Minister Dr. Ahmed Al Sayyudi, Under Secretary; Mohammed bin Saif Al Hosni also attended the inauguration ceremony.
The field hospital is located at the old Muscat airport. Non-serious COVID patients are treated here. With a capacity of up to 312 beds, the first phase will have 100 beds. The Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Health said that if necessary, it could be converted into a well-equipped hospital.
The field hospital was completed in less than two months. The health minister said this would be the first such arrangement in Oman’s history. It is hoped that the field hospital will be able to reduce the medical pressure on hospitals, including the Muscat governorate, which has reached full capacity. The hospital is spread over an area of 6100 square meters. It will function as a reference hospital for those with mild to moderate symptoms. The temporary care center, pharmacy, laboratory for COVID cases, and the radiology department are also part of the field hospital. 30 doctors, 115 nurses, seven laboratory technicians, seven pharmacy assistants from the Ministry of Health; Seven radiology technicians will work at the field hospital. The launch of the field hospital will be useful as the number of COVID patients is on the rise in the country after a while.