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|22 May, 2018

Multi-specialty $100mln hospital to come up in Sharjah

Sharjah Healthcare City will also double its area to 4.8 million square metres

Image used for illustrative purpose. Surgeon and nurse walking and talking in hospital corridor

Image used for illustrative purpose. Surgeon and nurse walking and talking in hospital corridor

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The Abu Dhabi-based Al Ahlia Group will be the first entity to set up a $100 million 120-bed hospital in Sharjah Healthcare City Authority (SHCC).

The multi-specialty hospital spread across 50,000 square metres is the very first hospital to set its footprint within the mega healthcare city. Ahalia Group had signed an MoU last year with SHCC, and that has as enabled both the entities to move forward with this major announcement. The hospital will be built in Al Rahmania side of the healthcare city.

Based on the ambitious growth plans and global investor interest in the project, SHCC's master development will now double its area to 4.8 million square metres from the previously stated 2.4 million square metres to accommodate several global hospitals and other ?related organisations.

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Abdulla Ali Al Mahyan, chairman of Sharjah Health Authority (SHA) and SHCC said, "We are proud of the fact that the brand has originated out of the the UAE. Futhermore, I am happy to announce that the SHCC plans have nearly doubled, ensuring that we are able to provide people with the best possible medical treatment that technology has to offer.

"The extended healthcare city will now provide state-of-the-art medical services to rival those found anywhere in the world and position the Emirate as one of the top medical tourism destinations," he said.

Dr V S Gopal, managing director of Ahalia Group of Hospitals, said: "We aim to be able to fulfil the healthcare requirements in Sharjah by utilising the best industry practices, with the help of the latest technology in the hands of some of the world's the best healthcare professionals. We aim to start the construction by end of this year."

As part of the updated plan, a state-of-the-art medical logisitics zone will be created in the SHCC. Transporting medical and pharmaceutical supplies is a critical industry due to its specific and demanding nature. Due to its proximity to the airport, the SHCC proves to be an apt location for a medical logistics hub.

Located conveniently between two major highways Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed road and Emirates road on the main Al Dhaid road, the SHCC is well connected to all the emirates as well as the rest of the city. The construction of the healthcare city, is expected to be completed in several phases. The clinical building and healthcare offices built over 10,000 square meters is scheduled to start after summer.

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