New Ah­madi Hos­pi­tal serves KOC’s long-term strat­egy

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL - By A Saleh

Kuwait Oil Com­pany (KOC) CEO Ja­mal Ab­de­laziz Jaa­far said in an ad­dress to em­ploy­ees that the new Ah­madi Hos­pi­tal comes as part of the com­pany’s longterm strat­egy for 2030, say­ing that it is the first pub­lic hos­pi­tal to open in Kuwait since the 1980s. The hos­pi­tal, which cost KD 94 mil­lion to build, is equipped with state-of-theart equip­ment in the field of health care, he said, adding that the hos­pi­tal has a 300-bed ca­pac­ity which can be ex­panded to 400 beds, an emer­gency shel­ter and res­i­den­tial build­ings that have 256 apart­ments. Jaa­far said that the med­i­cal group at KOC be­gan ex­e­cut­ing the first stage of the tran­si­tion plan to the new hos­pi­tal on July 9, by open­ing the pe­di­atrics out­pa­tient clin­ics, in ad­di­tion to the pharmacy and pathol­ogy lab­o­ra­to­ries. He added that the old Ah­madi Hos­pi­tal was built in 1960 to pro­vide health care to KOC work­ers and their fam­i­lies, and then ser­vices be­came pos­si­ble for all work­ers in the oil sec­tor.

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