Construction work on a new multi-million-dinar cardiology centre in Bahrain is set to begin soon.
The seven-storey complex in Awali will be associated with the existing Mohammed bin Khalifa Cardiac Centre at the BDF Hospital in Riffa and will feature 150 beds, operating theatres, an emergency unit and laboratories, among other facilities.
It is due to open in early 2018, as stipulated by a contract that was signed by Supreme Council for Health chairman and Minister of State for Defence Affairs Lieutenant General Dr Shaikh Mohammed bin Abdulla Al Khalifa with Mohamed Abdulmohsin Al Kharafi and Sons Company.
Dr Shaikh Mohammed said: “The project is considered a great leap in diagnosing and treating heart diseases in Bahrain.”
The centre will be built on a 44,000-sq-m plot of land at a cost of BD40.3 million ($106.2 million), with BD16 million ($42.4 million) allocated to provide medical equipment and other furniture.
It was designed by Atkins, a British multinational engineering, design, project management and consulting service company in line with global healthcare standards.