Basic medical treatment is provided without charge to both Omani nationals and foreigners in the Sultanate of Oman, which has prioritized health care. Oman offers high-quality medical treatment, and the nation is home to 70 top-rated institutions and a growing network of private healthcare providers. The government has made a deliberate effort to create its medical research facilities and train domestic medical experts.
The medical professionals in Oman are among the best in the world. The Ministry of Health employs the majority. About 18% of people work in private sector clinics. The remaining 7% of people are employed by non-governmental organizations. While the number of experts in the private sector climbed by just under one-third during the last five years, it increased by about 45% at MoH institutions.
In the 1970s, Oman’s healthcare system was a complete shambles, and child mortality was extremely high. But recent significant government investments have enhanced the system. This success story indicates that big advancements may be accomplished quickly. The WHO study states that between 2004 and 2008, Oman had a steady growth in the number of doctors and specialists, while there were discrepancies in several disciplines. For instance, the discipline of general pediatrics had the largest number of specialists in Oman. Family and community health experts’ Omanization Ratio fell from 3.9% in 2004 to slightly over 1% in 2008.