Burjeel Hospital Al Khuwayr opens oncology centre

April 14, 2019

VPS Healthcare announced the opening of its Medical Oncology Centre at its premier Burjeel Hospital in Al Khuwayr recently.

Dr V P Shamsheer, chairman and managing director of VPS Healthcare Group said, “The focus on oncology has been initiated in the group level at VPS since the past few years. I am proud to announce the launch of the medical oncology service in Burjeel Hospital, a first-of-its-kind initiative.

“I am thankful to the Government of Oman for placing its trust in us to launch this service in the private sector.”

The centre was inaugurated by H H Sayyid Faisal bin Turki al Said, in the presence of Ministry of Health officials and other dignitaries.

“Our sincere gratitude to the guidance of H E Dr Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Obaid al Sa’eedi, Minster of Health, and to all officials from the Ministry of Health for the steadfast support in making these projects a reality,” said Dr Rohil Raghavan, regional CEO, VPS Healthcare Oman.

Dr Altaf Ali, a certified medical oncologist, DNB, MD will be at the helm of the cancer care centre in Burjeel.

“Our aim is to ensure that people of Oman get medical oncology treatment of international standards. We have a full-fledged team including oncology pharmacist and oncology nurses to give comprehensive care in this field,” Dr Ali said.

Burjeel Hospital, winner of last year’s Best Private Hospital in Oman, is part of VPS group. Its multinational operations comprise a network of hospitals and medical centres, on-site, home care and occupational health services, dental education, pharmaceutical manufacturing, patient concierge services and retail pharmacies. VPS Healthcare has an integrated healthcare delivery system which provides primary, secondary and tertiary care in various specialties.