Kuwait Integrated Petroleum Industries Company has completed a quarantine facility in Al-Zour area with a capacity of 1,700 beds, KIPIC said Monday.

This quarantine facility has been prepared in record time and will function as a hospital, KIPIC Deputy CEO for Finance and Administrative Services Mahmoud Abul said.

He was speaking to KUNA after a visit by KPC CEO Hashem Hashem, Ministry of Health undersecretary Dr. Mustafa Redha, KIPIC CEO Hatem Al-Awadhi, and Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) Emad Al-Sultan, to the quarantine facility.

Abul said the visit aimed at seeing the first-hand readiness of the quarantine zone which was prepared to help the government’s efforts to curb the spread of coronavirus.

KIPIC, he added, worked hard to meet requirements of the Ministry of Health and worked closely with a Ministry team to make sure preparations were done well.

The quarantine includes a clinic, a laboratory, a pharmacy, emergency room, a helipad and a separate residency for the medical team, said Abul. He said the quarantine is equipped with internet service and security staff.

Established in 2016 with a 1.8 billion Kuwaiti Dinars (around USD five billion) capital, KIPIC is the first integrated Kuwaiti company responsible for operating and managing refining, liquefied natural gas, and petrochemicals activities of Al-Zour complex.

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