(MENAFN- Saudi Press Agency) Riyadh, August 17, 2022, SPA -- The Saudi Development and Reconstruction Program for Yemen (SDRPY) today signed a contract to operate and administrate the Aden General Hospital in Aden Governorate, in extension of the continuous support of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the Yemeni people and government upon directives by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, the Crown Prince, with a total cost of SAR330,537,081, in a bid to annually serve 438,000 beneficiaries.
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, where the hospital will operate in 50% of its capacity in the first year in response of the emergency needs of Aden and its neighboring governorates, provided that the hospital works in its full capacity as of the second year of its inception.
The signing ceremony of the project, which was held at 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 at contributing to improving the performance of the health sector and increasing the quality of services presented in Aden Governorate and its neighboring governorates, in addition to enhancing good health and welfare, improving the medical services presented to the Yemeni people and increasing opportunities for Yemenis to receive treatment.
The hospital comprises 14 qualitative clinics and a heart center, where the clinics include cover eyes, children, skin, teeth, ear, nose and throat, bones, internal medicine, and reproductive health, in addition to a room for laparoscopy and physiotherapy.
The Aden General Hospital total area stands at 20,000 square meters and was equipped with 2,187 medical devices with a bed capacity of 270 beds, where the project provided all central air conditioning devices for the hospital and main and secondary electronic panels, and providing and installing a burner for harmful wastes.
The scheme also contributed to providing electric power through five convertors (three main devices and two additional) with a capacity of 1,600 kilovolt ampere and convertors with capacities of (11/0.4/0.23) volts 500 hertz, in addition to providing an emergency generator with a capacity of 1,000 kilovolt ampere and five generators with a parallel panel system.
The Aden General Hospital was established as a gift from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for the brotherly Yemeni people and was financed by the Saudi Fund for Development and is operated and administered by SDRPY.
SDRPY attaches great importance to the health sector in Yemen through offering support to this vital sector via 25 development projects and initiatives, in addition to offering support to 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.
SDRPY projects and initiatives in the health sector also included establishing the King Salman Medical and Educational City in Al-Mahrah Governorate, which is an extension of the continuous support of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to Yemenis in various sectors, in a way that increases the performance efficiency and quality of services directly offered to Yemenis, where the venture is considered among the biggest to serve the health and educational sectors in Yemen, where the first stage includes establishing a comprehensive educational hospital with a capacity of 110 beds.
The total area of the King Salman Medical and Educational City in Al-Mahrah Governorate stands at one million square meters, and seeks to cover the needs for health projects in the governorate and neighboring governorates.
SDRPY projects and initiatives in the health sector also included establishing a center for operations and ICU affiliated with Al-Ghaydah Hospital in Al-Mahrah over an area of 1,000 meters and was provided with some 134 medical devices, where its facilities include operations and isolation zones and ICU rooms that include 15 electrogram devices and following up on biomarkers and 13 ICU beds, out of keenness to develop the quality of performance as per technical regulations for the safety of patients, caring for chronic cases and controlling infections.
Other schemes include a project to supply medical equipment and devices for the kidney dialysis center at Al-Gamhuria Modern General Hospital in Aden, a project to provide medical equipment and devices for the blood draw center in Aden, in a bid to facilitate and speed up procedures for families to receive decent medical care and rehabilitating the Marib General Hospital Authority, Kara General Hospital, and September 26 Hospital with a total of 62 medical devices.
Other ventures include the renovation of the Nojad Health Center in Socotra and providing it with 49 medical devices, the renovation project of Amadhan Health Center in Socotra and providing it with 30 medical devices, in addition to a project to the restoration project of the maternity and childhood center and a project to establish a kidney dialysis center in Al-Mahrah that was equipped with 83 medical devices.
SDRPY projects and initiatives in the health sector contributed to increasing the level of medical services and improved the quality of medical care offered to Yemeni beneficiaries, and provided basic requirements for the health sector to enhance the preparedness of health facilities in various Yemeni governorates.
Al-Saad Group for Investment and Development, which operates the Aden General Hospital, also operates Al Salam Saudi Hospital in Saada and the Saudi Hospital in Hajjah, where the two hospitals are considered among the biggest projects that were established and operated by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia through medical staff that offer the highest quality medical and treatment services, which are also among the main medical landmarks that highlight the strong and solid relations between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Yemen for several decades.
The Saudi Hospital in Hajjah is situated to the northwest of Sanaa and offers its services with a capacity of around 200 beds with an average daily rate of beneficiaries exceeding 1,700 people, where the hospital also has a special dorm for employees (families and bachelors) who receive full subsistence services in addition to having a store to meet all their daily needs inside the dorm.
Al Salam Saudi Hospital in Saada is located to the north of Sanaa and offers its services with a capacity of around 170 beds and an average daily rate of beneficiaries exceeding 3,000 people, where the hospital also has a special dorm for employees (families and bachelors) who receive full subsistence services.
SDRPY implemented as many as 207 development projects and initiatives in various Yemeni governorates to serve Yemenis 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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