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Dr. Azad Moopen, Founder, Chairman and Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare. — Photo by VK Shafeer

We have plans to introduce robotic surgery in Oman, says Dr. Azad Moopen

Aster DM Healthcare is in discussions with the Omani government for necessary permissions to initiate robotic surgery in the country.

TAS News Service

Tuesday, October 17, 2023

MUSCAT : Dr. Azad Moopen, Founder, Chairman and Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare, told in an exclusive interview with The Arabian Stories that negotiations are on to establish a facility for robotic surgery in Oman.

Speaking on the sidelines of the inauguration of the state-of-the-art Aster Royal Al Raffah Multispecialty Hospital in Ghubra, Dr. Moopen said, “We are trying to introduce robotic surgery for the first time in the Sultanate. We are in discussion with the government to get the permission to start robotic surgery.”

He also indicated that consultations are on with the government to partner in its initiatives to introduce newer areas of healthcare and medical treatment that are not currently available in the country,
Commending Oman’s healthcare services, he said, “The Sultanate is opening new facilities in different wilayats and taking it to doorsteps of people, which is an extremely important step. Even private players like us have a responsibility to see how we can do this. While we are mostly serving the cities through the hospitals, we need to see how we can go beyond the periphery. We do have some clinics, but there is a requirement for more of involvement in areas outside the cities.”

Adding further, he stated: “I see the healthcare delivery in Oman significantly improving in the coming years with the focus of the government on healthcare related areas. And I want to assure that we will be partners in providing that care.”

Explaining about the newly inaugurated multispecialty hospital, he said, “This is a major investment that we have made and this is the largest private hospital in Oman. So, what we are now trying to do is ensure that the facilities here are world class for tertiary and quaternary care so that people need not go out of the country for many of these treatments.”

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