The Public Works Authority (Ashghal) will hand over the buildings of five new health centres in Al Sadd, South Al Wakra, Al Meshaf, Ain Khaled and Al Khor to the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) by next year, it is reported.
The works are continuing on schedule and the health centres will become operational by next year, local Arabic daily Arrayah has reported, quoting an official source at Ashghal.
While four of these will be handed over to the health ministry next year, one is scheduled for handover this year , the report says.
“All alternatives have been adopted to ensure the availability of the necessary materials to complete the projects according to the specified schedule, without being affected by various crises, including the blockade and Covid-19,” the source said, exuding confidence that the works would be completed in accordance with the schedule.
With an area of 13,000sqm, the South Al Wakra health centre will have 16 clinics and six consulting rooms with a pharmacy, radiology and library rooms. It will have the capacity to accommodate 130 visitors a day for consultation and will be handed over this year, according to the daily.
The health centre in Al Meshaf, with a 23,000sqm area, will house 48 clinics with 23 consulting rooms, dental clinics, a laboratory, radiology and outpatient clinics with a capacity of 600 consultations per day. Some 25% of the works here have been completed.
In Ain Khaled, the HC will have 48 clinics and 25 consulting rooms, eight dental clinics, a laboratory, pharmacy, radiology and outpatient rooms. The building, spread over 27,000sqm, can handle 600 cases per day. Some 50% of the project works have been completed.
The Al Khor health centre will have 60 clinics, 28 consulting rooms and 10 dental clinics along with a laboratory, radiology, pharmacy and emergency facilities. The centre, where 25% of the works have been completed, can handle 650 cases a day.
More than 50% of the works have also been completed in Al Sadd where 1,500 cases can be dealt with on a single day. The centre will have 100 clinics, 22 consulting rooms, eight dental clinics, five ophthalmology clinics, audio test clinics, a recovery centre, isolation rooms, laboratories and radiology, outpatient clinics and a pharmacy, all speread over an area of 29,000sqm.