Al Raffah Hospital, Muscat Inaugurated
The 40-bed hospital will be expanded to 100 beds in the
Al Raffah Hospital, Muscat
Muscat-based Al Raffah Hospital, the second private sector
hospital in the Sultanate of Oman, was recently inaugurated by Vayalar Ravi,
Cabinet Minister for Overseas Indian Affairs. The hospital, with 40-beds in
initial phase, will be expanded to 100 beds in the second phase. The overall
investment will be around Omani Rial (RO) 5 million.
Located in the heart of the city near Al Ghobra Round About, the hospital belonging
to Dr Moopen's Group has qualified and experienced consultants and specialists
doctors in multi-disciplines supported by skilled nursing and paramedical staff.
It is well equipped with state-of-the-art medical facilities, including two
modern OTs with laparoscopic surgical facilities to perform minimally invasive
surgeries. The diagnostic facilities include a 6 slice CT, 3D/4D ultra sound
scanners, well equipped laboratory with exclusive facilities for visa medical
screening. Emergency Care with fully-equipped ambulance is available round the
The hospital has a special cell for taking care of the patients requiring advanced
tertiary care treatments in its super speciality hospitals in India like MIMS
Hospital, Kozikode where the cost of such treatments are much lesser than most
of the European or Western Countries with high expertise and skills, and the
patients will be benefited from comprehensive medical care given under one umbrella.
Dr Moopen's Group, the largest healthcare service provider in the Middle East
and the subcontinent, has seven hospitals, 24 medical centres (MEDCENTRES) and
48 Pharmacies (MEDSHOPS) with presence in UAE, Oman, Qatar and India. Dr Moopen's
Group is having ambitious plans of expansion in GCC and India, with an investment
of $ 250 million over a period of next five years.
Said Dr Azad Moopen, Chairman, Dr Moopen's Group, "The hospital projects
in Sohar and Riyadh are likely to be inaugurated towards the end of the year
and the projects in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar and Kuwait are in the different
stages of finalisation. We have entered into a MoU with WJ Towel Group, one
of the premier business houses of Oman, to form part of its ongoing expansion
plans in the Sultanate. As part of the expansion plans in India, we have unveiled
plan for a healthcare city called MEDCITY at Kochi, for which part
of land has already been acquired."
EH News Bureau