Hospital project on track

December 25, 2013 - 6:31:32 am

The Minister of Health H E Abdullah bin Khalid Al Qahtani and other officials during their visit to the project site.

DOHA: More than 78 percent of the hospital project in Hamad Medical City have been completed, with work in the final phase, it was disclosed yesterday.

The Minister of Health H E Abdullah bin Khalid Al Qahtani and the President of Public Works Authority (Ashghal), Engineer Nasser bin Ali Al Mawlawi, visited the facility and reviewed work progress.

The QR2.13bn project over an area of 227,000sqm includes three specialised hospitals, a scientific centre for medical research and a Bio-Bank. “The final stages preceding the delivery of the project are being completed; more than 78 percent of the project has been accomplished. The construction site is one of the safest for workers, as the number of working hours without time loss injuries has reached 20 million; this is a record achieved for the first time in Qatar,” said a statement yesterday.

The visit coincided with the start of a one-week campaign for fire safety on construction sites. During such campaigns that are held frequently, workshops are organised for workers and posters and signboards with direct and clear instructions about security and safety procedures specific to each campaign, are installed. 

More than 5,000 workers are working on site for 18 hours daily on shifts basis. The project includes four buildings: Women’s Hospital, Ambulatory and Minimally Invasive Surgical Hospital, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Hospital, and Translational Research Institute and Bio-Bank. The designs consider keeping away the traditional colours and designs of hospitals to leave a positive impact on the psyche of patients, and accelerate their recovery. 

The Women’s Hospital includes 190 beds for women, 53 for the Children Intensive Care Unit, and 48 for child incubation. It also includes 19 Labour, Delivery, and Recovery rooms, three of which are for VIPs. The building also includes an integrated accident and emergency services management for Caesarean operations, sorting, radiology, treatment rooms, and emergency delivery rooms. 

The hospital will provide advanced medical care for more than 8,000 births a year in solidarity with Sidra Hospital. It is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2014.

The Ambulatory and Minimally Invasive Surgical Hospital has 64 beds for patients, 52 in the Intensive Care Unit, 14 operation theatres equipped with all resuscitation needs, and 20 pre-operation beds. It will accommodate more than 28,000 surgeries a year, with a capacity of 116 beds. The construction stage of the project is scheduled to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2014.

The Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Hospital includes 200 beds for patients. It also includes one of the biggest hydrotherapy suites in the region; and the outpatient physiotherapy clinics include 12 treatment rooms, four gyms, and a master suite for education and support. The outpatient clinics also include occupational therapy, organ transplantation, and support treatment clinics for inpatients, and a main laboratory. Construction of this hospital is almost completed. 

Designs and interior equipping of the Translational Research Institute and Bio-Bank is in progress, meeting the new requirements approved by the Supreme Council of Health. When completed, it will become one of the most important research centres in the world. Ashghal is also building five health centres in different areas of the country, an infectious diseases hospital, Al Naufar Centre and the Health and Wellness Centre in Umm Slal costing QR1.2bn. The Peninsula

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