The meeting was held in the presence of H E Khalid bin Hilal al Ma’awali, chairman of Majlis A’Shura, Mohammed bin Abubaker al Ghassani, deputy chairman, Ali bin Khalfan al Qutaiti, chairman of the Health and Environment Committee, members of the committee and a quantity of Majlis A’Shura’s members. The meeting was attended by H E Sheikh Dr Ali bin Talib al Hinai, Undersecretary for Planning Affairs in the Ministry of Health, H E Dr Mohammed bin Saif al Hosani, Undersecretary for Health Affairs in the ministry and Sayyid Dr Sultan bin Yarub al Busaidi, Health Affairs advisor in the ministry.
The discussions of the Health Committee focused on a number of axes, which includes the strategy of the Ministry of Health in the Omanisation and replacement in health jobs throughout the subsequent 5 years, health insurance coverage, as nicely as the monetary deficit and the factors for the low spending budget of the Ministry of Health and its influence on health solutions.
The meeting also discussed the implications of raising the charges for solutions in the private and public health sector, as nicely as the value of supplying specialised health care (level-three) in the numerous governorates, in addition to the ministry’s position on the declared health projects that have not been implemented or are planned to be implemented. During the meeting, H E Dr Sa’eedi highlighted the ministry’s efforts in current years.
He stated that in spite of the issues in funding and budgets faced by the health sector in current years, the sultanate has been in a position to preserve its position amongst the nations of the planet in the field of health systems effectiveness.
The Minister of Health pointed out that all Omani graduates from health-related colleges have been either employed or educated, stressing that the ministry absorbs all health-related outputs and gives them with numerous instruction programmes. He stressed that Omanisation price amongst consultants is 64 per cent, Omani doctors in health sector is 39 per cent although the quantity of expatriates reached 61 per cent.
During the session, in depth discussions had been held on numerous health concerns, which includes the demand to strengthen health-related solutions in the numerous governorates of the sultanate and to evaluation the charges imposed on some health solutions in private health institutions.
Information Source: Muscat Daily