The hospital will be located in picturesque Salalah. Image Credit:

Dubai: Oman’s Ministry of Health has laid the foundation stone for the new Sultan Qaboos Hospital in Salalah, which will be built at a total cost of RO129 million (Dh1.23 billion) and will be completed in four years.

Stretching over 94,400 sq metres, the main building consists of a ground floor and six additional floors. The project includes 700 beds distributed in admission wards in various specialities for men and women, 25 labour rooms, two operation rooms, and an integrated accident and emergency unit.

The hospital also includes an isolation ward, and a radiology department, that has three x-ray machines, two CT machines, an MRI machine, and other ultrasound devices.

Designed for the purpose of meeting future demands, the hospital contains a pharmacy, medical laboratories, a daycare unit, a room for minor operations, physiotherapy and chemotherapy units

The project includes offices for an administration, services building, medical warehouses, auxiliary electric generators, and potable desalination devices.