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Medinah Pays Tribute to Nujood with its Newest Hospital

Medinah Pays Tribute to Nujood with its Newest Hospital

Friday, 10 July, 2020 - 10:45
The Governor of Madinah inspecting the hospital's wards (Asharq Al-Awsat)
Madinah - Mohammed Hilal

Prince Faisal bin Salman, the Governor of Madinah, named the newly opened COVID-19 field hospital in the city after Nujood Al-Khaibari, who passed away in June after having contracted the novel coronavirus while on the frontline of the battle against the virus.

The Nujood Medical Center, part of the King Fahd Hospital, was built in partnership with the energy company ACWA Power. Equipped with the latest medical tools and equipment for treating the novel coronavirus, the hospital has 20 intensive care units, 100 beds, 40 ventilators, and 100 oxygen devices.

It also includes a general treatment center with a capacity of 80 beds, testing laboratories, a research and pharmaceutical services laboratory, in addition to an auxiliary diagnostic services department that provides patients with safe treatment that adheres to the highest safety and security standards.

Prince Faisal said that the hospital’s name, as proposed by Health Minister Dr. Tawfic Al-Rabiah, pays tribute to the Saudi nurse who passed away while taking care of coronavirus patients. He went on to thank Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman for leading the project and ACWA Power for establishing the hospital as part of the national energy system’s social responsibility initiatives.

Dr. Rabiah expressed his gratitude for the approval of his proposal, which he says commemorates Nujood, the first nurse to die from COVID-19. "This demonstrates the appreciation for the prominent role nurses play in providing the best health services in our dear countries."

For his part, the CEO of ACWA Power, Mohammed Abunayyan, stressed the company’s commitment to its social responsibilities and said that it has been dedicating all of its material capabilities and expertise to facing the challenges imposed by the virus, allowing it to finish building the field hospital equipped with the needed tools and armed with the needed professionals in record speed and before the assigned date for completion.

He also praised the role played by young national talents, who were involved in every phase of the project.

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