Sultanate's health institutions conduct over 111,000 surgeries in 2016: NCSI bulletin

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Hospitals and health centres in the sultanate conducted 111,313 surgeries in 2016. Of these 50,883 were major operations, the National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI) stated. The Khoula Hospital performed the highest number of major surgeries (8,644). It accounted for 17 per cent of such operations done in the country. 

Minimal operations conducted in the health centres stood at 12,798 accounting for 21.2 per cent of the minor operations. The Health Statistics Bulletin issued by the NCSI also shows that outpatient clinics in the Ministry of Health (MoH) recorded about 15,616,509 visits which included 14,801,984 Omanis (an average of 6.1 visits per person per year) and 814,525 expatriate patients (an average of 0.4 visits).

The bulletin also revealed that outpatient clinics in the private sector recorded 4,014,725 visits, including 2,051,481 visits by Omanis (with an average of 0.8 visits per person during the year), while 1,962,776 visits were by expatriates (an average of 1.0 visit per person).

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