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SDRPY Signs Contract to Operate Yemen’s Aden General Hospital

SDRPY Signs Contract to Operate Yemen’s Aden General Hospital

Wednesday, 17 August, 2022 - 17:15
The Aden General Hospital in Yemen. (SPA)

The Saudi Development and Reconstruction Program for Yemen (SDRPY) signed on Wednesday a contract to operate and run the Aden General Hospital in Aden Governorate, reported the Saudi Press Agency.

The move is an extension of the continuous support by Saudi Arabia to the Yemeni people and government upon the directives of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz.

The contract is worth SAR330,537,081 and the facility will serve 438,000 people annually.

The hospital will start operation within 90 days after completing the preparations of the medical staff and test of the hospital devices and providing necessary medicines and medical equipment.

The hospital will operate at 50% capacity in the first year and full capacity once the project is completed.

The signing ceremony of the project, which was held at the SDRPY headquarters in Riyadh, was attended by SDRPY General Supervisor Ambassador Mohammad bin Saeed Al Jaber; Yemeni Minister of Public Health and Population Dr. Qassem Buheibeh; representative of Al-Saad Group for Investment and Development; Assistant SDRPY General Supervisor Eng. Hassan Al-Attas; and Saudi Fund for Development Director General for Arab States Operations Eng. Bandar bin Abdullah Al-Obaid.

The project aims to improve the health sector and increase the quality of services in Aden and its neighboring governorates.

The hospital boasts a heart center and 14 clinics that cover eyes, children, skin, teeth, ear, nose and throat, bones, internal medicine, and reproductive health. It also boasts a room for laparoscopy and physiotherapy.

The Aden General Hospital spans an area of 20,000 square meters and was equipped with 2,187 medical devices with a capacity of 270 beds.

The Aden General Hospital was established as a gift from Saudi Arabia to the brotherly Yemeni people, was financed by the Saudi Fund for Development and is operated and administered by the SDRPY.

The SDRPY attaches great importance to the health sector in Yemen. It has offered support to the sector through 25 development projects and initiatives. It also supported 17 medical centers through providing them with necessary medical equipment and devices, 598 medical devices for hospitals and medical centers, 30 ambulances and 15 emergency response wagons.

The SDRPY has implemented 207 development projects and initiatives in various Yemeni governorates in seven main sectors: education, health, water, energy, transport, agriculture and fishery and building the capacity of government institutions and development programs.

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