Muscat – Atheer
Oman Airports Management Company (OAMC) has signed an agreement with hospital Chems Oman regarding the provision of medical services at the new Muscat International Airport, which will become operational as of the 20th of March.
Speaking about the signing, Sheikh Aiman Al Hosni, Chief Executive Officer of OAMC, said “this agreement comes in line with the company’s wish to provide passengers, airline crews and airport employees with the necessary medical services.”
“It is also in line with the international requirements imposed on airport operators,” he added.
Al Hosni stated that the agreement would result in improvements to the efficiency of the airport’s medical services, meeting international standards in providing services to passengers, going on to say that the airport is witnessing steady growth on an annual basis.
The new terminal includes two clinics and three first aid centres, while the agreement also includes a number of performance indicators that must be adhered to.
“Many airport travelers need special and sometimes urgent medical services, so we have to be prepared to deal with a wide range of health conditions,” added Al Hosni.
The capacity of the new Muscat International Airport currently stands at twenty million passengers per year and there are also expansion plans for the coming period, including three phases in which the capacity of the airport will increase to 56 million passengers.