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H.H. the Amir patronizes, attends opening of Jahra Medical City
July 2, 2018, 4:52 pm

H.H. the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah patronized and attended the opening of Jahra Medical City on Monday. Upon arrival, His Highness the Amir was received by Minister of Amiri Diwan Affairs Sheikh Ali Jarrah Al-Sabah, Minister of Health Sheikh Dr. Basil Humoud Al-Sabah, Amiri Diwan Administrative and Financial Chief Abdulaziz Saud Ishaq and CEO of Mohamed Abdelmohsen Al-Kharafi and Sons Co. Loay Jassem Al-Kharafi.

The ceremony was attended by His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim, His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah and senior state officials.

In his speech at the event, Minister of Amiri Diwan Affairs Sheikh Ali Jarrah Al-Sabah said the Amiri Diwan is playing a huge role in boosting Kuwait's developmental plan through executing vital cultural, social, entertainment and judicial projects. With the opening of Jahra Medical City, the Amiri Diwan has moved to cover the health sector, he added.

The city includes six 724-000-square meter buildings, expanding over 235,000 square meters of land space, said Sheikh Ali. These include four sections for patients rooms, the biggest gynaecology and emergency and accidents centers in Kuwait, one of the biggest laboratories, educational facilities and conference rooms, 5,000 parking spaces, helicopters landing spot and emergency shelters, the minister noted. The project that includes 1,234 beds for patients was built within three years with a cost of KD 364 million.

In this occasion, Kuwait's Minister of Health Sheikh Dr. Basil Humoud Al-Sabah delivered a speech in which he extended sincere thanks and deep gratitude to His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah for patronizing this ceremony.

The New Jahra Hospital, which consists of four-towers with 14 floors surrounded by parking spaces for about 5,000 cars, was built-up on area of 7,250,000 square meters, is considered a great addition to the health care process in the country, he said.

The hospital includes some 1,234 beds in the internal sections, for adults, women, children and newborns, as well as intensive care units, cardiac care, critical cases, radiation services, laboratories, blood bank and pharmacy, he added. The hospital also includes 131 outpatient clinics covering all specialities and providing health services, ambulance and emergency services through a modern and integrated system in accordance with the latest international specifications.

The minister in his speech also expressed thanks to the working team of the Amiri Diwan, led by Abdulaziz Ishaq. In the coming period, and after the opening of the new hospitals, the clinical capacity will increase by approximately 7,000 beds, bringing the total clinical capacity of the Ministry's hospitals to approximately 16,000 beds in different specialities and in line with international standards, he said. 

Source: KUNA


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