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