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Abu Dhabi's Shakhbout Medical City project on track

ABU DHABI, October 2, 2019

Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (Seha) has announced that work is in full swing on its Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City project, with the first phase set to open in November.

One of the largest hospitals in the UAE, the Shakhbout Medical City will be spread over a 300,000-sq-m area on a strategic location close to Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Dhafra areas. The outpatient clinics can accommodate about 2,500 vistors daily, said a statement from Seha.

Part of Seha’s network, the 732-bed hospital has four wings - emergency and intensive care; acute surgical; maternity and children and outpatient services, in addition to several specialised areas such as vascular surgery, burns and trauma treatment, pulomonology and orthopaedic and plastic surgery along side neonatology, it added.

The Shakhbout Medical City project, which is being built in two phases, will introduce the artificial intelligence in its operations, since IT and artificial intelligence (AI) play a vital role in the development of the healthcare within Seha’s facilities, said a top official.

The new hospital boasts several advanced and high-tech equipment including a robotic surgeon who can perform various complex proedures with precision, effectiveness and speed which can shorten the time of surgery into one-fifth and also reduce the healing time, not to mention the higher percentage of success," remarked Saed Jaber Al Kuwaiti, the head of operation committee at Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City.

"Seha’s policy focuses on providing high quality care centered on patient. This is to comply with the vision of the leadership in offering world-class health care for all citizens and residents of Abu Dhabi," stated Al Kuwaiti.

Phase One will see the completion of the cardiology, adult neurological, ear, nose & throat (ENT), gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary and ophthalmology clinics by early next month, he added.-TradeArabia News Service


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