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New Ahmadi Hospital serves KOC’s long-term strategy

KUWAIT: His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah chairs the cabinet’s meeting yesterday. – KUNA

KUWAIT: 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 long-term 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-the-art 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.


By A Saleh, Staff Writer

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