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$1bn Abu Dhabi medical city now 82% completed

Construction work progresses on Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City project, says official

$1bn Abu Dhabi medical city now 82% completed

More than 80 percent of construction work has been completed at the AED4 billion ($1.08 billion) Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City project in Abu Dhabi.

Abu Dhabi General Services Company, also known as Musanada, has revealed that 82 percent of works has now been completed in preparation for the handover to Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (Seha).

"The construction and building of Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City is in line with the directions of our prudent leadership, aspiring to ensure highest levels of welfare for the members of the community in the form of best levels of health services and requirements," said Ali Al Haj Al Mehairbi, Musanada’s acting executive director – Building Construction Management Division.

The medical city will accommodate 732 hospital beds, two royal and 36 VIP suites, and will become a centre for treatment of trauma and incurable diseases, news agency WAM reported.

The medical city is envisioned to be as one of the largest intensive care medical facilities in the region, featuring several operating rooms and departments for emergency, intensive care, maternity, a medical research centre, WAM said.

It added that a total of 132 beds will be used for cases referred to intensive care, including a neonatal intensive care unit, as well as an advanced wound care centre, 18 operation rooms, a delivery and prematurity department, in addition to various medical specialties.

The medical city, located at Al Mafraq area in Abu Dhabi, stretches over 300,000 square metres and includes parking facilities that can accommodate 1,610 cars. It also has two helipads.

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