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Saudi firm to set up $1bn Medical City in Salalah

THE region’s first regional multi-speciality organ transplant and rehabilitation centre will soon be established in the Sultanate of Oman. Equipped with a 530-bed multi-speciality hospital, a state-of-the-art diagnostic centre, a healthcare resort and a healthcare education complex, it is expected to come up in its $1-billion Medical City, set up by Apex Medical Group (AMG) in cooperation with Saudi-based Aljoaib Holding, it was reported on TimesofOman.com. The Medical City will be developed on 800,000 sq m land in Salalah. Reports suggest that the project is strongly supported by the Sultanate’s Ministry of Tourism and Ministry of Health, as Ministry of Tourism itself has awarded this premier land to AMG for the development of the Medical City.

“This project has the potential to have a major impact on the range and quality of medical and surgical services provided in the Middle East & North Africa,” Dr Abdulla Aljoaib, founding president of AMG, said in a statement to a news website.

He added: “We firmly believe that the Medical City Project will bring significant benefits not only to the healthcare sector in the region, but also to the economic and social development of GCC countries.

With a strong commitment to exceptional healthcare, the project will also offer a free medical and educational community support services to poor and needy families who would not otherwise be able to afford such services and treatment under AMG Endowment programme. Aljoaib also mentioned that the Academic Medical and Research Centre of this project would be managed and operated by a most renowned North American Hospital Group. Similarly, the AMG will collaborate with the world’s best transplant and rehabilitation centre operators and managers for the operation of their world-class organ transplant and rehabilitation facility.

The Medical City will also have a luxury hotel, a wellness centre, and will also offer free medical and educational community support services to poor families.

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