KUWAIT: The finishing touch on the new medical facility Jahra Medical City is complete, Kuwaiti Health Minister Basel Al-Sabah announced yesterday. The facility in Jahra Governorate covers an area of 235,000 square meters, the minister said in a statement, adding it is designed in accordance with international standards and equipped with up-to-date medical devices. It will contribute to improving the quality of medical services in the country and raising health system capacity, he noted.

Currently, all medical, support and administrative departments have been transferred from the old Jahra hospital to the new facility, he said. The Jahra Medical City consists of four towers for the patient rooms with a capacity of up to 1,234 beds, outpatient clinics and a dental building, according to Abdullah Al-Sanad, spokesman of the ministry. It is considered a global medical facility and a great addition to the Kuwaiti health system, he added. - Xinhua