The new hospital was inaugurated by H E Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser al Bakri, Minister for Manpower. The inaugural speech was delivered by Dr Sadik Kodakat, chairman of Starcare Group, in addition to an address by Dr Mazin al Khaboury, Director General of Private Establishments at the Ministry of Health.
Dr Askar Kukkadi, managing director of Starcare Oman, stated the hospital has spacious waiting lounges and pleasing décor to soothe the minds of folks in distress. Describing the attributes of the hospital, he stated it consists of Pedia 24, a committed paediatric unit with a large children’s play region, and Cuddles – a brand of women’s wellness solutions from the group which was launched in Oman for the initial time in its Barka branch.
“Keeping with the systems established in Starcare Hospital Muscat, Barka will also have a highly qualified and expert midwife-led birthing unit. There are big high quality, modern operation theatres, ICUs, endoscopy rooms and daycare beds. Inpatient rooms range from lower cost private rooms to spacious VIP suites. An MRI machine will be activated within a few months and a dialysis unit will be added soon after. This will be one of the very few hospitals in Oman that will be capable of doing advanced surgeries like total shoulder joint replacements,” Dr Kukkadi stated.
The hospital opened with 70 inpatient beds in Phase 1. New solutions will be added and the facility expanded to a 100-bed hospital at a later stage.
Designed as a extensive hospital that can accept referral sufferers from the area, it has a 24-hour Emergency Department supported by numerous specialists. It will have numerous complete-time specialists and consultants in-residence and also be served by a team of well-liked going to consultants operating in Rustaq, The Royal Hospital, Khoula Hospital and Sultan Qaboos University Hospital.
Information Source: Muscat Daily