Baying Blues - Muscat government hospitals grappling with lack of parking areas

by Faisal Mohammed Naim
A view of parking space at Khoula Hospital in Muscat. Photo - Hi Weekly
A major problem afflicting the very busy government hospitals in Muscat is the sheer lack of parking areas. Visitors and patients get trapped hopelessly in clogged parking lanes, sometimes for hours
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