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Kuwait plans $160m boost to health facilities

Nine new towers to be built to annex existing hospitals in Gulf state - official.

Kuwait plans $160m boost to health facilities

Kuwaiti health chiefs have announced plans to build nine towers to be annexed to hospitals, in a project costing $160m.
 
The towers will add about 2,000 beds to Kuwait's hospital bed capacity.

The towers will be annexed to the maternity hospital, Al-Sabah, Al-Razi, Al-Amiri, Ibn Sina, Al-Adan, Al-Jahra, and Al-Farwaneya hospitals, as well as Hussain Makki Juma Centre for Specialised Surgeries, Ministry Undersecretary for Services and Maintenance Sameer Al-Asfour told KUNA News Agency.

The new towers will increase the number of operating rooms to 70, and the number of beds in intensive care units to 90 beds, Al-Asfour said.

The project will also increase the number of outpatient clinics, and improve the services related to x-rays, laboratories, sterilisation units, and medical records.

They will also provide a centre for disasters and emergency and an isolation ward with a capacity of 90 beds.

Ministry of health representatives met with consultants on Tuesday to discuss details of the project.

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