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|20 January, 2019

Construction of new Kuwaiti hospital to finish by 2020

Construction works for the medical facility have reached 39% completion

Image used for illustrative purpose. Construction workers are seen on the site of a newly constructed bridge that is nearing completion at the Jahra roundabout in Kuwait City September 1, 2011.

Image used for illustrative purpose. Construction workers are seen on the site of a newly constructed bridge that is nearing completion at the Jahra roundabout in Kuwait City September 1, 2011.

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KUWAIT - Construction of Kuwait's new Al-Adan hospital, costing a total KD 232.12 million (USD 766 million), will be completed by April of 2020, the General Secretariat of the Supreme Council for Planning and Development (SCPD) said on Sunday.

Construction works for the medical facility have reached 39 percent completion, according to Suad Al-Awadh, who follows the progress of plans and programs at SCPD.

The new hospital is part of broad healthcare reforms currently underway in Kuwait, she said in a statement.

On the project, the official said it entails major renovations to the sprawling medical facility, making sure that the hospital is well-equipped to treat the influx of patients.

The hospital contains special centers for surgery and physiotherapy, in addition to other departments, she pointed out. (end) fnk.nam
 

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