Saudi-based Al Murjan Group has reached an agreement with Mediclinic Middle East, a unit of British heathcare group Mediclinic International, for the setting up of a 200-bed hospital on a 80,000 sq m area in Jeddah city.
As per the deal, Mediclinic Middle East will manage the hospital and support Al Murjan Group with expertise and advisory services in planning, design and construction, while the commissioning of the hospital is expected by the second quarter of 2022, said the statement from the company.
Situated on King Abdul Aziz Road in the northern part of Jeddah, the hospital is being built at an investment of more than SR1 billion ($266 million).
The hospital, designed and to be completed in accordance with international standards, will comprise eight floors, offering comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services including general surgery, internal medicine, cardiology, orthopedics, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, emergency, and trauma care, it stated.
Lauding the appointment of Mediclinic as the strategic partner, Group Chairman Abdulrahman Khalid bin Mahfouz said: "This will serve as the cornerstone for high-quality health care services in Saudi Arabia, offering state-of-the-art health care facilities, from some of the best practitioners, using best practices and meet international quality standards, and contribute to the Kingdom’s Vision 2030."
Al Murjan, he stated, had committed itself for over 40 years to delivering excellence in all its areas of work and the Saudi group views the joint venture as a continuation of that commitment.
Vice Chairman Sultan Khalid bin Mahfouz said on completion Al Murjan Mediclinic will provide more than 1,000 job opportunities, and will also create new opportunities for entrepreneurs in the healthcare sector.
Mediclinic Middle East CEO David Hadley expressed delight at the strategic partnership with Al Murjan Group and the UK group's foray into Saudi Arabia.
"There is a growing demand for high quality, internationally recognized standards of health care services in Saudi Arabia. Mediclinic, with more than 35 years’ experience of delivering health care services across Switzerland, Southern Africa and the UAE, is excited by the opportunity to partner with Al Murjan Group to establish a leading private hospital in Jeddah and further expansion opportunities across Saudi Arabia."
"We are committed to being an ethical and responsible corporate citizen delivering sustainable, cost-effective, high-quality health care services and outstanding client experiences in all our hospitals and clinics," he added.-TradeArabia News Service
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