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Construction of Kuwait's $1.2bn Jahra Medical City completed

3 July 2018, Source: Arabianindustry.com

The Jahra Medical City has been inaugurated in Kuwait by HH the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah after being completed “in record time”.

The $1.2bn (KWD364m) development has a total construction area of 72.4ha, of which 23.5ha is covered by a plot of land donated by HH the Amir.

Overall, the complex includes four, 14-floor towers for patient rooms, and Kuwait’s largest maternity and gynaecology centre at 45,000m2, alongside an 18,000m2emergency department.

Also developed within Jahra Medical City are a 6,000m2central laboratory, four robotic pharmacies, 115 dentistry clinics spanning 29,000m2, and 135 outpatient clinics, totalling 31,000m2.

Additional amenities include lecture and conference halls, a 5,000-car parking lot, a helipad, and emergency shelters.

The medical city features 1,234 beds, and over the next six months, its team will conduct operating system and equipment tests. The facility will be handed over to Kuwait’s Health Ministry at the beginning of 2019.

Additionally, the main hospital includes the world’s second-largest unit for hyperbaric medicine, as well as the world’s second-biggest patient transport service facility, KUNA reported.

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