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Midmac and CCC take over Qatar Sidra Medical and Research Centre work

Midmac and CCC take over Qatar hospital work Subscription

27 July 2014 | By

Joint venture replaces team of OHL and Contrack for work on Sidra Medical and Research Centre


Saudi Aramco to build 11 stadiums across the kingdom Subscription

6 July 2014 | By ,

State-owned oil major to oversee construction of sports facilities as part of King Abdullah Programme

US army to build $1.7bn hospital in Kuwait

US army to build $1.7bn hospital in Kuwait Subscription

2 July 2014 | By

Army Corps of Engineers will oversee development of medical facilities for armed forces

Oman evaluates bids for new Salalah hospital Subscription

30 June 2014 | By

New Sultan Qaboos Hospital in Salalah, Oman, will have 700 beds


Saudi Arabia extends deadline for Dammam medical city Subscription

25 June 2014 | By

King Khaled Medical City in Dammam, Saudi Arabia, will include 1,500-bed hospital

Saudi Arabia extends deadline for medical city tenders Subscription

18 June 2014 | By

Saudi Health Ministry has given bidders two extra months to prepare prices for medical cities

Saudi Health Ministry tenders major hospital contracts Subscription

11 May 2014 | By

Projects will involve building the second phase of medical city schemes in north and south of the country

Qatar invites consultants to prequalify for hospital project Subscription

7 May 2014 | By

Project management services needed for construction of new hospital

Kuwait receives design bids for disabled sports facility Subscription

31 March 2014 | By

Project involves re-building facility in Kuwait City

Kuwait approves bid for Farwaniya hospital expansion project Subscription

25 March 2014 | By

Local firm Sayed Hamid Behbehani & Sons submitted low bid of $940.2m for Farwaniya hospital expansion

Healthcare market news

Ebola virus

Saudi man dies from suspected ebola virus Subscription

7 August 2014 | By

If reports are confirmed, death would be first fatality outside Africa as a result of the virus 

Saudi Arabia reports big increase in MERS deaths Subscription

5 June 2014 | By

Health Ministry sacks second health official within six weeks

MEED Quality Awards for Projects 2014

Bahrain water treatment project named GCC project of the year

13 May 2014 | By

Bahrain Petroleum Company sustainability project heads the list of winners at the MEED Quality Awards for Projects 2014

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Healthcare trends

Healthcare in Qatar Subscription

5 June 2014

Qatar has a public health service accessible to both nationals and expatriate residents, provided they have a health card with a patient number

UAE Social Project of the Year

31 March 2014

Sheikh Khalifa Specialist Hospital

Healthcare in Iraq Subscription

16 February 2014

The state of Iraq’s healthcare system is a far cry from the 1970s, when the country boasted more than 1,200 primary healthcare centres and the lowest infant mortality rates in the region


Medical insurance set for growth Subscription

14 January 2014 | By

Compulsory healthcare coverage is being rolled out or planned in the GCC states and is set to fuel growth for insurers. But higher premiums and consolidation will be needed to increase profitability

Healthcare in Bahrain Subscription

10 December 2013

The standard of healthcare provision in Bahrain is generally perceived as good.

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Zeinab Abutaleb Subscription

Zeinab Abutaleb is doctor, King Khalid University Hospital, Saudi Arabia

Abdulla bin Khalid al-Qahtani Subscription

Abdulla bin Khalid al-Qahtani is health minister; secretary-general of the Supreme Council of Health, Qatar

William Owen Subscription

William Owen is chief executive officer, Sidra Medical and Research Centre, Qatar

Javid Sheikh Subscription

Javid Sheikh is dean of Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar

Hanan al-Kuwari Subscription

Hanan al-Kuwari is managing director, Hamad Medical Corporation, Qatar

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Projects trends

Gulf Projects Index

Four Gulf states keep index stable Subscription

10 July 2014

Growth in Oman, Iraq, the UAE and Saudi Arabia cancels out decline in Kuwait

Gulf Projects Index

Kuwait leads growth in Gulf Index Subscription

19 June 2014

UAE, Qatar and Iraq only other countries to record increase in value

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