Envoy: Iran to Build Hospital Complex in Oman
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran plans to set up a multi-specialty hospital in Oman’s northern city of Barka, Iranian Ambassador to Muscat Ali Akbar Sibeveih announced, emphasizing that the $1.5 billion project will be completed by 2018.
The hospital complex will also include a four-star hotel for the convenience of patients and specialists, Sibeveih said at a press conference on Monday.
The 400-bed hospital will be equipped with the latest medical facilities and has the potential to become a hub for patients from Oman and other Persian Gulf countries, he was quoted by the Times of Oman as saying.
Around 400 to 500 people will be working at the hospital, a majority of whom would be Iranians, he said, adding that the facility will also create many job opportunities for Omani nationals.
Iranian medical doctors based in Germany, the US and Britain will also visit the hospital on a regular basis to perform certain operations, Sibeveih noted.
The construction of the complex will begin soon, Sibeveih said, adding that there will be a well-equipped training department for Omani nurses and doctors as well.