Ras Laffan hospital, health centre handed over to HMC
November 21 2017 10:07 PM
Ras Laffan Hospital
Ras Laffan Hospital. Picture: Shaji Kayamkulam

QNA/Doha

The Private Engineering Office delivered on Tuesday the Ras Laffan hospital and health centre project to Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) in line with the co-ordination with the Ministry of Public Health.
The HMC is set to take charge of equipping the two health facilities according to the plan.
The hospital project is one of three executed by the Private Engineering Office to boost the health sector in the country.
The other two are the Industrial Area Hospital (Abu Nakhla Hospital), which was handed over to HMC a year ago, and Mesaieed Hospital, which will be completed by the end of the year.
The hospitals and their facilities help in raising the health service level as they accommodate visitors from the workforce in the regions that they are located, which alleviates the pressure on Doha hospitals.
Ras Laffan hospital is constructed over an area of 200,000 square metres and comprises an underground level, a ground level and two upper levels.
It has 118 hospital beds over a total area of 47,000 square metres.
The project allows for adding 100 more hospital beds as the land area has space for constructing a parallel building if its needed in the future.
The hospital's area includes a health centre for primary healthcare that was established over an area of 7,200 square metres besides medical commission services in order to ease the pressure on health centres in the neighbouring areas of Ras Laffan.
In addition, the project includes supportive service facilities, such as a mosque with a capacity of 400 people and a 1,300-square-metre cafeteria to accommodate the high numbers of visitors from the workforce.
Built to reflect Qatari heritage and architecture, the hospital features green areas and a parking lot for 704 cars, including 200 covered parking spaces and 21 for people with disabilities as well as corridors and streets linking the buildings of the hospital.
The ground floor has an integrated health centre, day care unit, emergency department, central lab, central pharmacy, intensive care unit, outpatient clinics, dental clinic, rehabilitation and physiotherapy clinic, burns unit, in addition to laparoscopy and medical commission services, and computed tomography, radiology and magnetic resonance imaging.
The second floor of the hospital includes six operating rooms and their facilities, a 16-bed intensive care unit, administrative and educational services, medical records, human resources department, and inpatient department.
It has 102 beds and four quarantine rooms.
The hospital has three main entrances, an ambulance entrance, a central kitchen, a central laundry and a morgue, a helicopter helipad on the roof to transport urgent cases, known as the air ambulance.
The emergency building in the hospital occupies an area of 6,000 square metres and has 30 beds.
It handles emergencies, injuries, accidents and burns, as well as equipping the building with rooms for minor operations.
The hospital is set to serve visitors from Ras Laffan and the neighbouring areas and is expected to receive 1,000 to 1,200 visitors every day.
The construction work of the hospital lasted three years and was built according to the approved standard specifications, especially in terms of construction of green buildings.
The construction of the second labour hospital in Qatar comes as part of the state's keenness on providing high quality health services to all segments of society within the framework of Qatar National Vision 2030.



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