(ECNS) -- Health facilities constructed by China Metallurgical Group Corporation were put into trial operation in Ahmadi, Kuwait, on Sunday.
The Dhaman Hospital consists of two hospitals in Ahmadi and Jahra governorates, with a total built-up area of 85,000 square meters, mainly for expatriates. The project cost a total of $500 million.
As a part of Vision 2035 of Kuwait, the hospital will help improve the country’s basic medical security.
The hospitals will provide many medical services in various specialties, mainly family medicine, dentistry, pediatrics, surgery, emergency, gynecology and internal medicine, orthopedics, physiotherapy, and intensive care, in addition to pharmacy, radiology, diagnostic imaging and laboratories services.
Each hospital consists of five floors and a basement with a capacity of 330 beds, 14 operating rooms, 21 intensive care units for adults and newborns, laboratories, a radiology department and an emergency department linked to an air ambulance helipad, outpatient clinics, in addition to a pharmacy department.
According to the Central Statistical Bureau of Kuwait, the country has a foreign population of nearly 2.8 million in 2022, comprising its main labor force.
The completion of the two hospitals will reduce the pressure on medical resources in Kuwait and improve its social security system.
The hospital's construction and use are the joint effort of China and Kuwait. It is another witness of China's Belt and Road Initiative promoting Kuwait's Vision 2035 as well as deepening the cooperation between both sides, said China's Ambassador to Kuwait Zhang Jianwei at the trail operation ceremony on Sunday.