Laboratory set to be operational by Q1 2021
SOHAR Port and Freezone entered into an agreement with the Ministry of Health, together with the support of six SOHAR tenants, for equipping a regional molecular PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) laboratory in the North Al Batinah Governorate.
The laboratory is set to be operational by Q1 2021. The signing ceremony took place on 12th Jan at SOHAR Port and Freezone administration building.
The agreement was signed between Mr Omar bin Mahmood Al Mahrizi, CEO SOHAR Freezone - DCEO SOHAR Port and Mr Sultan Saif Al Sadi, Director General of Health Services in North Al Batinah Governorate.
The MoU signing is in line with the framework of improving healthcare services provided to citizens in the North Al Batinah, South Al Batinah, Musandam, Al Dhahira and Al Buraimi Governorates.
The new laboratory will act as an alternative to Central Public Health Laboratories of the Ministry of Health (MOH) in the case of emergencies and comprises of a highly-qualified technical team of 12 employees, to meet the expected testing demands.
The PCR laboratory is a joint CSR project, in coordination with existing tenants at SOHAR Port, who will collectively support the development of the project.
The tenants include OQ, Oiltanking Terminals, Sohar Power Company, C. Steinweg Oman, Majis Industrial Services and Sohar International Urea and Chemical Industries.
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