NBK stem cells hos­pi­tal for chil­dren to open early 2017

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL -


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.

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