After reporting about the major healthcare project taking place in Dubai and realizing the healthcare boom taking place in the Middle East, we should bring to your attention another major healthcare project taking place in Qatar.
Hamad Medical City (HMC), is the name of this 1/2 million square meter project, and the second biggest healthcare development in the Middle East. This $1 billion healthcare project named after the current ruler of Qatar, Hamad Al-Thani, will include state of the art hospitals, therapeutic facilities, and medical staff residential buildings. It will also include the National Health Authority’s offices and a tunnel road access to the complex.
Hamad Medical City would comprise three hospitals with a total bed capacity of 1,100. It would feature 3 tower buildings of 6, 9 and 12 stories respectively. The towers would accommodate a 338-bed Pediatric Hospital, a 200-bed Orthopedic Hospital, a 230-bed Physical Medicine and Physiotherapy Hospital in addition to a 40-bed Day Care Surgery Center, a 288-room Home Care Center for the elderly and a renal dialysis unit.
The first four levels of each hospital building would be designated for outpatient clinics, operation theaters, pharmacies, support services, management offices, a cafeteria and a mosque. The upper floors would be designated for inpatients.
HMC was determined to have the complex built in accordance with the internationally approved American standards. Support services such as storage, laundry and food catering facilities would be situated in the underground levels of the complex buildings. The complex would be provided with 650-car parking lots.
… The residential buildings are in the internal finishing stage, and the National Health Authority office building and the sports clubs would be internally finished by the end of 2005. Work is being executed round the clock by 7000 construction workers supervised by 126 engineers and architects.
More info at the project’s info page…