Bahrain Set to Construct New Medical City
Bahrain is set to construct a new King Abdullah Medical City on land near Durrat Al Bahrain measuring one million sq m, which was donated by His Majesty King Hamad of Bahrain. The $1billion project is being funded with a grant from Saudi Arabia’s late King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.
Tenders have already been invited for leveling the land on the country’s east coast for the complex from interested contractors from Saudi Arabia and Bahrain.
Saud Consult of Saudi Arabia is working on the detailed designs and tenders for the Phase One construction are expected to be called for in March, to enable the facility to be operational by end of 2019.
Phase One of the new Medical city includes a hospital complex and it will be operated by Arabian Gulf University (AGU).
It will also comprise 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, morgue, restaurants and an educational area, said AGU vice-president Dr Khaled Tabbara.
The service and teaching hospital will include the four main medical areas – internal medicine, surgery, paediatrics, obstetrics and gynaecology – with sub-specialties.
A total of 144 beds will be allocated for medical surgery, 36 for obstetrics and gynaecology, 24 for paediatrics, 12 for paediatrics day cases, 24 for a neonatal intensive care unit (ICU), 36 for surgical and medical ICU and 12 for labour and delivery rooms.
The phase Two of the Medical city which is aimed at an increase in the patient intake to 500, will have an additional tower and a clinical facility.