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Qatar awards health contracts

December 2014

QATAR has awarded QR1.08 billion ($290 million) worth of healthcare projects including the construction of four new health centres besides expansion work related to two hospitals in the capital Doha, said a report in The Peninsula.

The consulting and construction contracts from Qatar’s Public Works Authority (Ashghal) are part of its efforts to enhance the country’s medical facilities.

The work includes expansion of Hamad General Hospital’s emergency department and Al Khor Hospital with an additional 500 beds besides the construction of a simulation centre at Hamad Medical City to provide virtual surgical training to fresh medical graduates, it added.

The new healthcare centres will be in Muaither, Al Wajbah, Al Waab and Al Jamiaa. The Al Waab and Al Jamiaa centres will be designed according to type B centres that comprise two basements, a ground floor and one upper floor.

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