(MENAFN - Qatar News Agency) Saudi Arabia private hospital is set to build a AED1 billion hospital and medical university project in Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO), the integrated free zone technology park in the UAE.
Based in Jeddah, Dr. Soliman Fakeeh Hospital (DSFH) project is set for completion in 2017. The medical university will follow by mid-2019, the English daily "Arab News" reported Thursday.
The planned university hospital will offer 4,000 new jobs for Saudis, Emiratis and others. Mohammed Al-Zarooni, vice chairman and CEO of DSOA, and Dr. Mazen Fakeeh, president and chairman of the board of Dr. Soliman Fakeeh Hospital, signed the agreement at the DSOA headquarters.
The university hospital will be constructed in two phases on a 150,000 square meter land. The hospital will offer medical services with the new 300-bed teaching hospital.
Equipped to offer secondary and tertiary medical services supported by comprehensive diagnostic centers, the hospital will primarily focus on family and patient-centered services, catering to 700,000 patients per year, with an estimated 40,000 admissions and 20,000 surgical operations.
The proposed hospital will also function as a full-service medical institution, provisioned with centers of excellence in medical and surgical sub-specialties; mother and child health, cardiology and spine surgery, plastic and cosmetic laser surgery, as well as obesity management.
Named after its patron institution, the Fakeeh Medical University has been designed to complement the new hospital's academic care delivery setup.
The university will additionally offer its students opportunities for wider exposure, through international affiliations for exchange programs with the best medical schools in the world.