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Projects news

Kuwait receives design bids for disabled sports facility Subscription

31 March 2014, 9:54 GMT | By

Project involves re-building facility in Kuwait City

Kuwait approves bid for Farwaniya hospital expansion project Subscription

25 March 2014, 7:00 GMT | By

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

Oman seeks bidders for hospital project           Subscription

12 March 2014, 11:09 GMT | By

Oman Health Ministry to build New Sultan Qaboos Hospital

Kuwait receives bids for retendered hospital contract Subscription

4 March 2014, 5:32 GMT | By

Local company submits low bid for Jahra New Hospital project

Shapoorji wins construction contract for Dubai medical centre Subscription

20 February 2014, 11:47 GMT | By

New facility to be built in Dubai Healthcare City

Musanada receives bids to manage up to $8.2bn of projects Subscription

5 February 2014, 4:37 GMT | By

Firms will operate across three business lines

Saudi military invites bids for Riyadh medical city Subscription

16 December 2013, 9:44 GMT | By

Riyadh healthcare facility will contain 3,500 beds when completed

King Abdullah Medical City now due in December Subscription

3 December 2013, 6:26 GMT | By

The medical facility is expected to cost $2.5bn to build

Kuwait gives more time for $1bn hospital expansion tender Subscription

5 November 2013, 10:05 GMT | By

Contractors preparing prices for expansion of Farwaniya hospital

Saudi Arabia extends bid deadline for King Abdullah Medical City Subscription

1 October 2013, 10:42 GMT | By

Contractors asked to submit bids for multibillion-dollar scheme by 12 November

Healthcare market news

High death toll reported for Nepalese workers in Qatar Subscription

26 January 2014, 7:16 GMT | By

Nepalese group urges sponsors to reconsider their relationship with Fifa

Oman soon to issue tenders for nine hospitals Subscription

29 October 2013, 13:30 GMT | By

Schemes being developed to meet the needs of the country’s growing population

Oman faces challenge to build new hospitals Subscription

29 October 2013, 6:54 GMT | By

Oman Health Ministry says more funding to build facilities is needed to meet demand of growing population

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Healthcare trends

UAE Social Project of the Year

31 March 2014, 8:24 GMT

Sheikh Khalifa Specialist Hospital

Healthcare in Iraq Subscription

16 February 2014, 9:07 GMT

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

Hospital

Medical insurance set for growth Subscription

14 January 2014, 12:46 GMT | 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, 7:34 GMT

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

Specialist care

Large gap between Qatar's healthcare capacity and demand Subscription

29 October 2013, 12:53 GMT | By

More investment required to address healthcare shortage leading up to Fifa World Cup 2022

Hosptial beds in Kuwait 2005-2009 and forecast 2014-2019

Kuwait ramps up hospital spending Subscription

27 October 2013, 5:50 GMT | By

New hospital projects are dominating the construction sector in Kuwait

Health

Healthcare: The GCC's hospital building boom Subscription

24 October 2013, 10:03 GMT

The Middle East is experiencing a boom in hospital and clinic building

Mena healthcare projects market

Region ramps up hospital construction Subscription

24 October 2013, 9:18 GMT | By

Governments across the Middle East are building more hospitals to improve local service delivery as they roll out compulsory health insurance schemes

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Companies

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People

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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