New Bahrain hospital inaugurated
Manama, June 28, 2012
Royal Bahrain Hospital, the BD 6 million ($16 million) medical care project being promoted by Bahraini investors in partnership with Kerala Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS), was officially opened on Thursday in Salmaniya.
Bahrain Minister of Health Sadiq Al Shehabi inaugurated the new hospital in the presence of dignitaries including ambassadors of various countries representing the diverse profile of patients that avail of the new hospital’s services.
The hospital, which started work after a soft opening on January 15, 2011, had nearly seen 65,000 patient visits for consultations, treatments and check-ups.
Speaking at the launch, Al Shehabi hailed the project as the symbol of Indo-Bahraini business co-operation.
Congratulating the KIMS Group, Al Shehabi said the presence of the facilities such as Royal Bahrain Hospital helped to raise the bar for health care delivery in Bahrain and tap India’s well-known expertise in the sector.
The project is also seen as part of the growing corporate footprint of Indian companies in Bahrain.
He said the leadership and government of the Kingdom of Bahrain would extend fullest co-operation to private sector players in the healthcare field and would encourage the setting up of medical units in areas other that Manama as part of the widening of the healthcare map.
“We have started work on two primary medical centers in Barbar and in Isa Town – the government is keen to develop a synergy between private and public sector to reach modern and top-class Medicare to every part of Bahrain,” the Minister said.
After the official ribbon cutting ceremony the minsiter accompanied by senior officials from the Health Ministry, RBH and KIMS toured the entire campus.
Dr. Sahadulla, the Chairman of Royal Bahrain Hospital and KIMS group said, “We first entered the GCC with our KIMS Bahrain Medical Centre in Umm Al Hassam and are delighted to have reached this next stage in expansion.”
'The hospital’s infrastructure consists of state-of-the-art equipment with integrated software and run on the latest technologies procured from all over the world. It has the only operational sleep lab in the kingdom, advanced laser technology for cosmetic surgery, 16-slice CT Scan, 4-D Ultrasound machine and also offers fetal medicine treatment,' he added.
Ahmed Jawahery, the RBH president, said the hospital has been designed, equipped and staffed to create a paradigm shift in the medical service provision landscape of Bahrain, and it has been doing that in the past eighteen months, and will continue to do so.-TradeArabia News Service