Bahrain to set up major heart hospital
Manama, May 28, 2013
Bahrain will build a 140-bed world-class hospital dedicated to heart care, which will feature outpatient clinics, an emergency ward for chest diseases, a paediatric unit and other medical facilities.
HRH Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa gave the green light for the project, covering 45,000sqm, according to a report in the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication.
Work on the 140-bed medical milestone in Awali is scheduled to start in the last quarter of this year. It is expected to be completed by March 2016.
This came as he received Minister of State for Defence Affairs Lieutenant-General Dr Shaikh Mohammed bin Abdulla Al Khalifa, who was accompanied by a technical team, which gave a presentation.
He approved the blueprint and issued a directive to invite bids in July for the Mohammed bin Khalifa Cardiac Hospital.
The Premier was also briefed about a proposed plan to secure necessary funding for the project.
The medical complex will include four cardiac catheter theatres, two theatres for major heart surgeries and one common theatre for cardiac catheterisation and other operations as well as 10 beds for reanimation.
HRH the Premier stressed the need for the facility to integrate world-class medical services to add value to Bahrain's health system.
He affirmed the government's resolve to continue efforts to ensure premium medical care for citizens. – TradeArabia News Service