Saudi's $35.7m Abqaiq hospital one third complete
Building to have capacity of 100 beds spread over 11,000m2 area
The Abqaiq General Hospital project in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province is almost one third complete, according to the director of the hospital, Tariq Muhammad Hamid.
Speaking to Arab News, he said the project is proceeding as scheduled since construction work began in February 2012, with more than 700 workers and engineers working onsite.
The hospital is spread over an area measuring 11,000m² and is expected to cost a total of $35.7m (SAR 134m), an official at the project management department of the Ministry of Health said.
Abqaiq General Hospital consists of a ground floor and two upper floors with a total capacity of 100 beds.
The ground floor will contain an outpatient clinic, physiotherapy, dialysis room, emergency room, laboratory and radiology departments.
There will also be an obstetrics and gynecology section on the first floor and premature babies’ special care unit on the second floor.
Other facilities to be provided are a pharmacy, sterilisation room, laundry room, kitchen, warehouse and non-administrative departments such as management, medical library, medical records, hypnosis department for men, women and children, intensive care unit and six major and minor operation rooms.
“After finishing the project, the old hospital that consists of one ground floor only, will be converted into a services building and management building,” Hamid said.