The average Omani family spends OMR9 a month on health

SourceTimes of Oman
SectorHealthcare
CountryOman

The health sector accounted for 5.7 per cent of total government spending and contributed 2.9 per cent to the GDP.Muscat: An Omani family spent OMR9 on an average every month on medicare during 2018-2019, according to the Health Statistics Bulletin for the period released recently by the National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI).The bulletin also pointed out that the health sector accounted for 5.7 per cent of total government spending and contributed 2.9 per cent to the GDP which amounted to OMR843.5 million.  In all, there were 1, 610 healthcare institutions in the Sultanate of which 58 per cent or 937 were private clinics. There were 83 public hospitals and 590 health complexes and centres, the bulletin added.Titled “A pioneering health system with international standards” the bulletin also showed that the percentage of hospital beds against the country’s population had registered a fall and at the end of 2019, stood at 15 beds per 10,000 inhabitants compared to 15.6 beds per 10,000 inhabitants in 2015.The Health Statistics Bulletin showed that the total number of medical cadres in the public and private sectors in the Sultanate, including doctors, dentists, nurses and pharmacists, by the end of 2019 reached 34,062, with ...read more...