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Oman Wheelchair Basketball Team Gets One year free insurance from Starcare Hospital

Oman Wheelchair Basketball Team inaugurated the Emergency & Trauma unit at Starcare Hospital

Oman Wheelchair Basketball Team Gets One year free insurance from Starcare Hospital

Moving away from regular openings and keeping with it’s commitment of Keep Caring, Starcare Hospital, the  new generation 50 bed multi-specialty hospital in Seeb, Muscat, took a unique initiative to honour the OMAN Wheelchair BASKETBALL  TEAM at their recent formal launch.

The team inaugurated the Emergency Room & Trauma Unit at Starcare Hospital. The Physically challenged Basket team was awarded Free medical insurance package for one year from Starcare Hospital. The Insurance package for the whole team was provided from the hospital CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY fund to implement the official TAG LINE (SLOGAN) of the hospital into practice – KEEP CARING…

Earlier, the formal inauguration of the Hospital was done by H. E. Mohammed bin Saeed Al Toobi, the Minister of environment on 30th April 2011.  After the inaugural formalities, The Minister  and director of Starcare Hospital Sh. Yahya Abdulla Al Busaidi handed over the gift to the team.  The gesture was applauded by the people present at the ceremony.  The Minister expressed his appreciation and satisfaction that the hospital demonstrated such contribution for the welfare of the community even before starting its operations and commented that such institutions will make the Sultanate proud.

Commenting on this initiative Dr Sadik Kodakat, Chairman of Starcare Hospital said. ‘Corporate Social Responsibility is an integral part of Starcare culture. Being a leading healthcare service provider, Starcare Hospital is committed to the physical and emotional well being of the society. We endeavour to create a framework that will pave the way for symbiotic growth of the organization and sustained engagement with the community at large. While committed to encourage such engagements, Starcare strives hard to ensure that it transcend all segments of society and have transparent, auditable objectives and outcomes .We believe in sharing our achievements and success with the community,  and we are proud of our contributions at such early stage of our development .”

Starcare is the only private hospital in Seeb, with a capacity of 50 beds and three modern Operating Rooms, offering advanced medical services in over 35 specialties with one of the most advanced Private Emergency Department in the country. The specialties include Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Laparoscopic & Bariatric Surgery, Ophthalmology, ENT, Orthopedics, Joint Replacements, Sports Medicine, Spine surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, Dermatology, Cardiology, Urology, Vascular Surgery and Gastroenterology.

“When embarking on CSR initiatives, we critically explore the strategic fit of the project with the existing needs of society so that it bestows tangible and lasting social wealth on the masses. Through this initiative, Starcare has managed to relate to the people of Oman, thereby reinforcing and stabilizing the position  as a key healthcare brand in the market.” added Mr. K. Jayan, General Manager of Starcare Hospital.

Starcare Hospital is a state-of-the-art facility built according to American Architectural standards designed by a Belgian architect, Hosmac Consultants and Starcare UK and equipped with some of the world’s best medical equipments. The Hospital boasts of handpicked western or equivalent trained doctors with exceptional bedside manners and high level competence. The Hospital plans to open another 150-bed hospital, 10 polyclinics and a chain of 15 pharmacies in different parts of the Sultanate in two-to-four years.  The company also plans to enter the healthcare sector in Saudi Arabia & UAE in the near future.

About Starcare Health Systems Ltd, UK


Starcare Health Systems Limited is a healthcare management and consultancy company based in Manchester, UK with operations in UAE and Oman. Between them, Starcare team has several decades of healthcare facility planning and management experience in both the eastern and western healthcare systems. As a young and energetic company, Starcare is innovative in ideas and has ambitious plans for the next several years. The company is planning a major expansion into the middle-east and India in the next five years to fully utilize the emerging opportunities.


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Starcare Hospital Oman -Dr.Bindukumari about OXYTOCIN


Dr.Bindukumari.O,   MD,DGO,DNB,MNAMS

Human bonding is the process of development of a close, interpersonal relationship. Bonding is a mutual, interactive process, and is different from simple liking. Bonding typically refers to the process of attachment that develops between romantic partners, close friends, or parents and children. This bond is characterized by emotions such as affection and trust.

Oxytocin is the hormone involved in bonding, love, childbirth and breast feeding. It also provides relaxation and influences our social behaviour. The beneficial application of this hormone in reducing anxiety, stress and addiction has given the name as ‘feel good hormone’

Oxytocin is mammalian hormone synthesized in hypothalamus and secreted from posterior pituitary into the blood. It regulates uterine contraction during labour and child birth and enables milk ejection during breast feeding and prevents excessive bleeding after delivery. It is the mirror image of the stress hormone adrenalin and has a positive effect on positive feelings. Oxytocin is often thought as a love drug and is linked with all kinds of feel good emotions in people such as trust, empathy and generosity. It acts as a “glue” and creates a strong bond between women and others involved. The excitement over the hormone began in the 1990s when researchers discovered that breast feeding women are calmer in the phase of exercise and physiological stress than bottle feeding mothers.

In the recent scientific studies there had been exciting findings on this powerful hormone whose role in the Human body has long been neglected.

Women who have higher levels of oxytocin during their first 3 months of their pregnancy are primed to the formation of an exclusive bonding with their babies. Also, mothers with lots of the hormone during the entire pregnancy and in the first postpartum month were more likely to sing special songs to infants and otherwise treat them special. They also worried more, checking on the infants more often than other mothers The hormone prepares mothers to engage in bonding behaviour. It is widely believed to make all people more empathetic and understanding of others. Caring and support by loved ones leads to increase in oxytocin and decrease in BP and sympathetic activity.

Oxytocin is secreted in the brain during lovemaking and is believed to play a key role in strengthening monogamous bonding of males and females. It is produced in the areas of the brain that govern emotion and social skills. Autism is a developmental disorder with symptoms that include poor social functioning and repetitive behaviours. Some researchers has suggested that low levels of oxytocin may be involved in the development of autism.

Oxytocin is released into the blood stream when babies suckle at the breast or when lovers embrace. During a stressful situation, a comforting hug by mothers or even a simple telephonic call increases the level of oxytocin thereby making the child feel good and relaxed.

Synthetic Oxytocin is administered as Injections or nasal spray. Injected oxytocin analogues are used for Labour induction and acceleration in case of non progress of labour and also to prevent post partum hemorrhage. Therapeutic uses of Oxytocin in social anxieties and mood disorders are under research and should be administered under close supervision and individual adjustment of dosage.

The potentially beneficial application of this hormone in reducing anxiety, stress, addiction and problems of child birth are not only fascinating but are of great significance to all our lives.

Starcare Hospital Oman are one of the finest hospital in Oman  and GCC, with over multi thousands patient contacts every year. We endow with a wide range of clinical hospital and community services for residents in OMAN and UAE. We also avail specialist services for patients further afield.

Starcare Hospital Oman multi-use and state of art facility in Muscat, Starcare Hospital provides attentive, confidential and quality care.