State-of-the-art world-class cancer care and research center — Sultan Qaboos Comprehensive Cancer Centre is set to open in Muscat – the serene capital of the Sultanate of Oman. With a capacity of over 300 beds, this technologically advanced cancer center with the best available specialists in the country is set to receive patients as part of the operational phase of the center by mid-July 2021. The Centre is named after the late monarch Sultan Qaboos bin Saed.
The center with a high range and sophistication of innovative research practices will provide cutting-edge treatment options. These include state-of-the-art facilities, operation theatres, and patient daycare services, and top–of–the–line diagnostic, imaging, and surgical devices. The CyberKnife System, which is the latest in the Middle East, is a radiation therapy device used to deliver radiosurgery for the treatment of benign tumors, malignant tumors, and other medical conditions.
The gigantic expanse of the center can be gauged from the fact that the center is built over an area of 54, 000 square meters. It is designed with modern standards with a futuristic outlook. Its wide corridors with natural lighting are incredible and give the feel of a palace. It consists of single rooms to provide patients with privacy. The vast spaces are designed for patients’ families and children to provide maximum comforts. The gardens take away the stress of the disease.
The center with its sophistication of innovative research practices will play an extremely important role in medical education throughout the Sultanate. These include providing educational support to Sultan Qaboos University, the OMSB, Ministry of Health (MoH)’s students of health sciences colleges. It will also provide advisory consultancy services to the government and private hospitals.
The establishment of a modern scientific cancer center that features the integration of medical scientists and doctors with advanced medical technology connecting with academic centers is in line and direction of achieving the vision of Sultan Haitham bin Tariq, the able successor, and cousin of the Late Sultan Qaboos bin Saed. Indeed, there is no doubt that the upcoming Sultan Qaboos Comprehensive Cancer Center catapults the Sultanate of Oman to the zenith of the health sector in the Gulf region.
The Sultanate of Oman’s premier broadcast journalist Abdallah bin Ahmed Al Rubaiey, who presented an impressive report of the Sultan Qaboos Comprehensive Cancer Center in English on the state’s official television – Oman Television had to say this to BeyondHeadlines:
‘Indeed, the center is impressively splendid with the facilities. We trust it will meet the goal of providing a range of quality cutting-edge treatment for the patients.’
Abdallah recalled the services of the Late Sultan Qaboos bin Saed to develop Oman in all fields and particularly in education and health sectors. He expressed his gratitude to the present ruler Sultan Haitham bin Tariq for continuing the noble legacy of Sultan Qaboos bin Saed in the march to unhindered development of Oman.