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MidEast's largest hospital to open in Kuwait by end of 2016

Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmad Al-Sabah hospital will be the sixth largest hospital in the world

MidEast's largest hospital to open in Kuwait by end of 2016

The Middle East’s biggest hospital is on track to open in Kuwait by the end of 2016, according to a report.

The $1bn Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmad Al Sabah hospital will also be the sixth largest hospital in the world, reported Amwal Alghad.

Covering a surface of 270,000 square feet, the hospital will be wholly managed by the Kuwaiti Ministry of Health.

It will offer over 1,100 hospital beds and a range of medical services such as diagnostic and treatment services, a trauma centre, a dental facility and in- and out-patient care services.

It will also house VIP suites for visiting heads of state, according to the hospital’s chairman Mohsen Salah.

The mega-project is being carried out in three phases by Egyptian construction group Arab Contractors, Salah added.

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Sarah 3 years ago

Hospitals are only as good as its doctors. If this hospital does not have a foreign company manage this hospital, it will just be another nice building with poor medical care and scores of Kuwaitis will continue to go overseas for medical care which is huge burden on the government. The people understand this, why doesn't the government?