Health sector is system which is providers of services and a range of funding and regulatory mechanisms. Those who provide services include medical practitioners, other health professionals, hospitals, and other government and non-government agencies and they do that for provide health for people. In Oman the health sector is different from that past and it is development in the Renaissance and there are many examples that are show that Oman develops in health sector. In this an essay I will write about the health sector in Oman.
Background of health sector
Before 1970 Oman had very limited health services. There
were only two hospitals (with a total of 12 beds), both in the national capital Muscat
by the American Mission. Only a few physicians and nurses, almost all of them
expatriate, and a few Omani paramedic staff, bore the whole burden of running the
hospital. There were also 10 clinics in the interior, which were staffed just by a few
health assistants supported by periodic visits by the hospitals’ medical teams from
Muscat. Needless to say, these institutions had very inadequate facilities, and the staff
had to face great challenges in extending medical care to the people, mostly
impoverished citizens, who had nowhere else to turn to for availing of such services.
Prior to the arrival of the missionaries, the Omani people had to rely mainly on
The development of health sector
In Renaissance, HM the Sultan established the Ministry of Health by a Royal Decree (No. 26/75). He assured the citizens that health care was a fundamental right, which would be extended free-of-charge to all. HM charged MoH with the responsibility to organize and develop the national health services. The Ministry of Health took over the Khoula Hospital run by the Petroleum Development Oman and the Arrahama Hospital run by the American Mission. This marked the beginning of Oman’s Health System Infrastructure...