Oman

Information for Patients
Healthcare is divided between public and private sector in Oman, with public hospitals operated and run by the Omani Ministry of Health. Public health itself is divided into three sectors: primary, secondary and tertiary. All hospitals are of high quality and standards, with equal status when compared with its European and US counterparts.  Healthcare in Oman is free for all Omani citizens and GCC citizens residents in Oman without discrimination. That being said, foreign residents in Oman and expats tend to frequent private health facilities. 


Information for Health Care Professionals
All medical professionals must have all legal documents both notarized and legalized by the local Omani Embassy and submit to the Omani Ministry of Health for examination and verification. Those offered a position in the private sector will have to undergo further examination and certification prior to practicing in Oman. Please speak with your potential employer prior to applying. 

The language of medical instruction in Oman is English and all medical practitioners are required to speak English.


Information for Travelers 
Medical tourism does not occur in Oman (instead, many Omanis go to the UK or USA for treatment due to general belief that healthcare is better abroad). That being said, Oman is slowly becoming a hub for medical conferences in the region and thus much activity for medical professionals. All doctors in Oman speak fluent English as English is the language of medical instruction in the country. Therefore, learning Arabic is not necessary for travels but learning a few words is always a nice touch.

Link to the Ministry of health website for that country: https://www.moh.gov.om/en/home 

 

 

References:
https://www.expat.com/en/guide/middle-east/oman/19082-the-healthcare-system-in-oman.html 

http://oman.org.au/omans-booming-healthcare-sector/ 

https://www.internations.org/go/moving-to-oman/living#healthcare-in-oman 

https://improvingphc.org/ensuring-universal-access-primary-health-care-oman