Manama, June 10 (BNA): Arabian Gulf University (AGU)’s President, Dr. Khalid Abdul Rahman Al-Ohaly, visited the King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Medical City project near Khalifa City in the Southern Governorate where he followed-up the preparatory work nearing completion according to the schedule.
Dr. Al-Ohaly was briefed on the areas being prepared through digging, land levelling, road paving, and preparations for the hospital's infrastructure, medical staff housing and accompanying services.
He pointed out that the university is gearing up to enter the second phase of the project, which includes the qualification of contractors to build the University Hospital for the Medical City.
“Preparation are underway to receive the applications of Bahraini, Saudi, and Bahraini-Saudi contracting companies as well as internationally allied Bahraini and Saudi companies,” he said .
The Medical City will include 300 beds and a full range of outpatient clinics, in addition to 15 operating rooms and clinical research centres that address the health issues of the Gulf, such as diabetes, obesity, cancer and cardiovascular disease.
“The University Hospital will achieve many objectives, including those relevant to providing medical services in accordance with the highest international standards and specifications, as well as providing advanced training opportunities for AGU medical students. It will also allow university faculty members to practice their medical profession,” he said.
The late King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud had directed to build the Medical City with one billion Saudi riyals, affiliate to AGU, while HM King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa donated a plot of land area of one million square meters south of the capital Manama to build it.
The Medical City in Bahrain is a testament to the strong relations between Bahrain and Saudi Arabia and the loving fraternal ties between its people.