Kuwait’s Health Ministry has extended the submission date for three of its hospital expansion and renovation projects.

Contractors now have until 9 August to submit bids for the projects to build a 600-bed Cancer Centre and expand the existing Al-Amiri and Al-Razi hospitals.

The proposed extension to the Al-Amiri hospital will consist of a tower with up to 10 storeys, a basement level and a four-storey podium. The development will cover a total area of about 90,000 square metres and will contain 65 speciality clinics, a physiotherapy department, laboratories, a radiology department and a pharmacy. The extension will increase the capacity of the existing hospital by 360 beds.

The expansion to the Al-Razi hospital will add an additional 192 beds to the capacity of the existing hospital.

The projects are part of the ministry’s programme to expand and renovate nine existing hospitals to cope with the country’s rapidly increasing population (MEED 2:6:11).