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Health Facilities Infrastructure Oman 2013, 10 – 13 November, Muscat, Oman

The Sultanate of has achieved remarkable improvements in health indicators in the last decade. Increased expenditure on health has resulted in improved indicators of health services, and .

The healthcare market in Oman is expected to be worth US$2bn by 2015 as a result of population growth, rising levels of lifestyle-related diseases and increased health insurance. In addition, the private sector is set to continue its expansion as a result of strong government incentives. Many private developers are set to open hospitals and healthcare facilitates over the next 4 – 5 years.

With such complex mega-projects underway it is crucial to ensure the construction of these high-quality projects within budget and with conflicting deadlines. 2013 will feature discussions on several upcoming health sector projects in including: Ministry of Health’s 2050 plans and upcoming projects, The Project, Shifa Al Jazeera group’s projects, Lifeline Hospital Group’s projects and more.

The objectives of Health Vision 2050 includes setting up 10,000 health centres to meet increasing demands arising from increased population and expanded geographical dimensions of Oman. The Ministry of Health will set up 250 health centres by the end of the current Five Year Plan. With the government turning its focus to the available healthcare sector, the quality of healthcare available in Oman has improved over the past decade.

Recent and ongoing developments include the continued expansion on the private medical segment and the introduction of international standards throughout the public sector. As a result, the Sultanate is steadily earning a reputation as a centre for healthcare in the region and the sector is set to experience expansion for the foreseeable future.

Dr Naeema Aziz, Project Director – International Medical City project & Chief Operating Officer, Apex Medical Group, said “We are looking forward to the Oman 2013 as we hope that the brainstorming sessions through the two days of innovative content and exchange of knowledge will boost the partnership and concentrate efforts of regional strategic leaders, thus assisting us to reach necessary targets.” Dr Naeema will deliver a keynote presentation at Oman 2013 on the International Medical City project. Apex Medical Group, a subsidiary of Saudi-based Al Joaib Group, will develop the $1 billion International Medical City (IMC) in Salalah, Dhofar, which is said to be the region’s first transplant and rehabilitation centre.

Health Facilities Infrastructure Conference Director Maneesh Nair said, “The Sultanate needs a platform to gather all the health care industry professionals to discuss the new developments, and to highlight key strategies and solutions to the latest challenges faced by the Sultanate’s public and private health facilities infrastructure industry. This event will feature case studies and technical presentations from key experts, demonstrating best-practices in healthcare facility planning, design and commissioning, construction and project management, operations and medical equipment and facilities management.”

Health Facilities Infrastructure Oman will take place between 10 – 13 November 2013 at Radisson Blu Muscat, Oman will focus on retrofitting healthcare facilities, developing internationally accredited hospitals, analysing big data opportunities in the Sultanate, medical tourism, IT in healthcare and sustainability.

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