Health minister: Medical city in Egypt’s new administrative capital

12-02-2018 03:01 PM

Georgette Sadeq


 

 

Health Minister Ahmed Emad Eddin has announced the establishment of an integrated medical city in the Egypt’s new administrative capital. Prime Minister Sherif Ismail, he said, has approved the project and instructed the top officials in charge of the new capital to allocate land for the medical city.

The medical city, which will feature state-of-the-art health services, will include three hospitals, each with a capacity of 300-beds, Dr Emad Eddin said. The first will be a general hospital featuring all medical specialties; the second a children’s hospital, and the third a maternity and gynaecology hospital. Each hospital will be built on an area of ​​20,000sq.m.

The medical facility will also include a school for nursing and a training centre for doctors, the minister said.

The new administrative capital is one of the most important national projects launched during the presidency of Abdel-Fattah al-Sis, in March 2015. It is a mega-project designed to tackle the country’s rapidly growing population and improve infrastructure and government services, According to the Housing Ministry, it is set to be a 490 sq.km hub, with 21 residential districts to accommodate up to five million people. It will feature 1,250 mosques and churches, a 5,000-seat conference centre, some 2,000 schools, over 600 medical facilities, and a park that is projected to be the world’s largest. The new capital is located between Cairo some 40km east of Cairo, and boasts its own airport. The first phase of the new administrative capital was inaugurated in October 2017.

Watani International

12 February 2018

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