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Al Farsi Medical Supplies (alfarsi.me) opens new logistics space in Misfah
The new facility in Misfah is targeted to meeting the growing demands of the healthcare market in Oman. Alfarsi.me represents over 40 international brands and supplies to hospitals and clinics in private and government sector
June 2018, Muscat: alfarsi.me recently inaugurated an avant-garde facility in Misfah. Covering an area of 20,000 square feet, the temperature controlled facility is equipped with automated loading bays, intuitive racking layout and heavy duty cargo lift. The facility also features advanced fire safety features, all round CCTV monitoring along with energy-efficient solar powered motion sensing external lighting, in addition to ample natural lighting during the day. The new facility also has provisions for office expansion and setting up of a learning centre.
Speaking on the occasion, Chairman of Al Farsi Group of Companies, Mr. Issam Al Farsi commented, “We are very proud to open this new facility. This will help us anticipate and cater to the increasing demands of the market. The healthcare sector is expected to grow at about 10 per cent per annum over the next five years. The Misfah facility will provide the much needed storage to stock up.”
The 10-year old company is the distributor for around 40 international brands from Germany, Switzerland, Japan, US, UK, India and China supplying to hospitals and clinics in private and government sector. Some of the reputed brands the company represents are 3M (USA), SS White (USA), Ormo (USA), Kerr (USA), Fona (Europe), Bode Chemie (Germany), Durr Dental (Germany), GV Health (UK), Saniswiss (Switzerland), and GC (Japan).
In the dental field, Al Farsi Medical Supplies is a full-service provider. It not only assists in setting up fully operational dental clinics but also offers repair and preventative maintenance for dental units, equipment and autoclaves. The company’s existing office, showroom and city-store in Al Khuwair that will continue normal business operations.
The additional storage space has provided an opportunity for the company to extend its ambit to three new divisions – Food Safety Solutions, Laboratory and Health & Wellness. In Food Safety Solutions, the company represent world-leader 3M in providing solutions to optimise food and beverage quality as well as assist food manufacturers to create and maintain a safe and hygienic environment. For laboratories, the company provides equipment and support for diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease. Health & Wellness will cover the latest trends in health, nutrition and physical activity in addition to the existing portfolio that incorporates body composition analysis, feet analysis and custom made insoles.
Other than providing medical equipment, Al Farsi Medical Supplies is very active in supporting professionals with Continuing Medical Education (CME). Saju George, Managing Director of Al Farsi Medical Supplies, stated, “One of key differentiators between Al Farsi and others is that we go further than supplying just products. We are equally passionate about sharing the scientific knowledge to medical professionals about preventing infections, improving treatments and outcomes for patients through training activities. We regularly conduct quality training and demonstrations for medical professionals.”
Over the past two years alone, the company has organised over a hundred programmes in Oman inducting over 2000 nurses and 500 doctors on topics ranging from prevention and control of infection to dentistry. “The facility in Misfah will open up space for more activities and programmes in addition to providing the much needed storage space,” he added.