Qatar awards $290mn worth of healthcare contracts

03/11/2014

Qatar Public Works Authority has awarded $290mn worth of healthcare projects including the expansion of two hospitals in Doha and the construction of four new health centres, local media has reported.

The consulting and construction contracts are part of Ashghal’s efforts to enhance the country's medical facilities, according to The Peninsula.

Expansion work will be carried out at Hamad General Hospital’s emergency department and Al Khor Hospital, with an additional 500 beds and the construction of a simulation centre at Hamad Medical City to provide virtual surgical training to fresh medical graduates, it added.

The new healthcare centres will be built at Muaither, Al Wajbah, Al Waab and Al Jamiaa as part of the deals, said the report.

Al Waab and Al Jamiaa centres will be designed according to type B that comprises two basements, a ground floor and one upper floor.

The centres will include blood test, women’s health, specialised, dental and chronic diseases clinics, X-rays, pharmacy, labs, emergency, pre-marriage tests, and educational services, it added.