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Table 3 Progress in Omanization in MoH during 1990–2007

From: Health workforce development planning in the Sultanate of Oman: a case study

Category Percentage Omani by end of year
  1990 1995 2000 2005 2007
Physicians 8.7% 12.8% 18.7% 27.3% 29.0%
Dentists 25.0% 16.9% 30.2% 41.1% 42.0%
Pharmacists 21.2% 12.7% 28.2% 48.7% 54.0%
Nurses 11.6% 14.5% 35.9% 59.2% 64.0%
Physiotherapists 18.8% 62.5% 71.7% 64.2% 68.0%
Radiographers 13.8% 28.4% 47.0% 59.6% 60.0%
Lab. Technicians 19.5% 31.0% 36.9% 51.7% 55.0%
Asst. Pharmacists 9.4% 26.1% 50.5% 69.3% 67.0%
Overall 51.9% 50.1% 53.5% 65.8% 68.0%
  1. Source: Annual Health Information Report 2007, Ministry of Health