NBK stem cells hospital for children to open early 2017
Health Minister Dr Jamal Al-Harbi said he was proud of National Bank of Kuwait’s (NBK) major contribution in building a hospital specialized in blood disease and stem cells’ transplants for children. The hospital is the first of its kind, located in Al-Sabah specialized medical zone.
Minister Harbi was speaking during an inspection tour of the building, which he carried out recently along with NBK Group’s CEO Esam Al-Saqer, Deputy Director of Engineering Department Ezzat Jalal and head of stem cells unit at the hospital Dr Maitham Abdelkareem Hussein.
Meanwhile, Saqer said that the new hospital is scheduled to open during the first quarter of 2017, adding that it will have outpatient clinics, a specialized day treatment unit for blood and blood derivatives’ transfusion, chemotherapy transplant unit, an intensive care unit, laboratories, a blood bank unit and a specialized pharmacy.
The hospital cost KD 7 million to build, and will be linked with the current NBK’s children hospital with a suspended bridge, Saqer said. In the meantime, Dr Hussein gave a presentation about the departments of the new building, which were planned after a careful review of the activities and needs of blood diseases and cancer.
The NBK Children’s Hospital
Health Minister Dr Jamal Al-Harbi, NBK Group’s CEO Esam Al-Saqer and other officials pose for a group photo outside the new hospital.