Hatta Hospital expands maternity service

Hatta Hospital has expanded its maternity service by opening a labour suite, a post-natal ward and a special baby-care unit, said a top hospital official.

By Staff Reporter

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Published: Thu 31 Oct 2013, 1:03 AM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 6:47 PM

The latest services were introduced due to the growing number of maternity cases the hospital has been receiving, Dr Saif Abdulla Saeed Al Wali, Hatta Hospital CEO said.

“We are gradually growing in terms of resources and facilities. In January 2013, we began our in-patient services and the hospital has handled several maternity cases including emergencies,” he said.

Dr Abdulaziz Abdulla Al Zarooni, medical director of Hatta Hospital, said the hospital has a fully functional obstetrics and gynaecology unit, equipped with emergency delivery rooms. He added the hospital has opened a special baby-care unit (SBCU) for babies that require extra care.

Dr Yasmin Irfan, head of obstetrics and gynaecology unit at the hospital, said the unit has 14 beds, of which four are for gynaecology cases, three for antenatal cases, four for post-natal cases and three for the labour suite.

She said since January this year, the hospital received 323 admissions, of which 205 were for antenatal care.

The modern two-storey health facility occupies an area of 10,430 square metres near the new Sha’biah in Hatta.

Having a population of 40,000 citizens in its vicinity, the hospital receives patients from nearby towns like Al Huwaylat, Al Minayei, Masfout, Al Muzaireh, Al Madam, Al Shuwaib and some parts of the Sultanate of Oman. -asmaalizain@khaleejtimes.com

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