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Plans for $1bn medical city in Bahrain revealed

Proposals have been submitted for land clearing on Bahrain’s east coast, where the King Abdullah Medical City will be located, it has been reported

A $1bn medical city will be developed in Bahrain. [Representational image]
A $1bn medical city will be developed in Bahrain. [Representational image]

Construction of a medical facility worth $1bn (BHD377.1m) and spanning 100ha in Bahrain is set to commence in June 2017, it has been reported. 

Proposals have been submitted for land clearing on Bahrain’s east coast, where the King Abdullah Medical City will be located, Arabian Business reported, citing Gulf Daily News.

The development's first phase will include a 288-bed hospital complex, and the project – to be operated by Arabian Gulf University (AGU) – is scheduled for completion in 2019. 

Vice president of AGU, Dr Khaled Tabbara, said: "Phase one of the project will include the construction of three buildings including an eight-storey tower with the 288-bed hospital, a three-storey outpatient clinic, and an adjacent building with clinical services including operating theatres, a morgue, restaurants and an educational area.

"The service and teaching hospital will include the four main axis – internal medicine, surgery, paediatrics, obstetrics and gynaecology – with sub-specialty [divisions]."

According to the report, Tabbara added the facility's expansion plans include increasing the number of hospital beds to 500 under the second phase.

 

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