DOHA: The Health and Wellness Care Centre — a full fledged, first of its kind healthcare concept in the country — will be ready by 2015 in Bu Fassila in Umm Salal. The centre devoted to promote healthy living will house facilities such as an indoor swimming pool and wellness centre besides wards and clinics, including a pharmacy, a laboratory, a radiology centre and a physical therapy centre.
The QR99.848m centre will offer visitors high quality lobby areas, atrium and spacious public corridors in addition to a dedicated cafeteria.
It is part of many upcoming projects, Public Works Authority (Ashghal) announced yesterday.
A set of seven new healthcare facilities are to be set up at a cost of QR1.2bn within two years.
Five primary healthcare centres will be built at Al Nuaim, Al Muntazah (Rawdat Al Khail), Al Karaana, Al Rawda and Al Ghuwairiyah, in addition to 20 operation theatres at Hamad General Hospital.
Contracts were signed between Ashghal and the ministry yesterday at the Hilton Doha to build healthcare facilities, in the presence of Abdullah bin Khalid Al Qahtani, Minister of Health and Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Health, and Nasser Ali Al Mawlawi, President of Ashghal.
Although the primary healthcare centres may vary from size and facilities, their architecture and planning is unified to make patients comfortable.
The operation theatres will be built between the Women’s Hospital and the Emergency Department at the Hamad General Hospital.
Besides the surgery block, refurbishment work too will be done at the Hamad General Hospital. Roads and parking areas too will be reconstructed near the buildings.
Health and welfare are among the key elements of Human Development Pillar of Qatar National Vision 2030. Ashghal, in collaboration with its partners, will continue to deliver projects that are built with the highest international standards of quality and safety in the concept, design and construction stages,” said Al Mawlawi.
As part of its Buildings Programme, Ashghal plans to develop 124 building projects in 2013-2014 at an estimated cost of QR14.2bn, of which 22 projects will be in the healthcare sector.
Source : Qatar Chronicle
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