Al Jisr Foundation signed agreements during the past and the current month with the aim of strengthening the health sector and the services provided to citizens by funding the purchase of medical equipment and materials as part of its sustainable projects in the health field.
Two agreements stipulated funding medical equipment for the General Directorate of Khoula Hospital and the Royal Hospital. The Foundation also signed a funding agreement with the Ministry of Health represented by the Directorate General of Specialized Medical Care topurchase respiratory equipment for low-income patients and those on social security.
This initiative will ensure the discharge of patients who are dependent on these devices and will reduce developing any infections that may be due to their prolonged hospitalization.
Dina Al Khalili, Head of Al Jisr Foundation stated that “supporting the health sector has always been a key priority and part of the Foundation’s strategic vision to enhance health care in the Sultanate”, she also emphasized the importance of partnership between the civil society and the public sector and affirmed the Foundation’s commitment to build on the Ministry of Health’s efforts especially during these unprecedented times due to the pandemic.
In addition to the above, the Foundation has signed two other agreements with the Royal Hospital, one of which is to construct an external corridor that connects some services to the ground floor of the National Heart Center and the other to purchase training equipment for cardiac pulmonary resuscitation as part of preparing the simulation room at the center in order to develop the knowledge and skills of specialists in this area.
The Foundation also implemented a number of health initiatives the past couple of months, including funding the purchase of 16 ambulances for the Directorate General of Health Services in Al Dakhiliyah, North Al Batinah and South Al Batinah in addition to providing durable medical equipment such as medical beds and wheelchairs for the General Directorate of Health Services in North Al Batinah, Nizwa Hospital, Ibra Hospital, Al-Rustaq Hospital, and Ibri Hospital.