Bahrain is to build the region’s first multimillion dinar cancer care unit.

Work on the BD31 million mega project, to be built at the King Hamad University Hospital in Muharraq, will start this week.

The state-of-the-art National Oncology Centre is expected to be completed by May 2016.

The 120-bed facility will help with early detection tests and treatment of cancer among patients in Bahrain. It will cover 57,000sqm, including underground parking, within the hospital’s grounds.

Hospital chief executive Major General Dr Shaikh Salman bin Ateyatallah Al Khalifa said Mazen Alumran Consulting Engineers had been selected to draw up the blueprints, working alongside Hassell ‘“ a leading international firm that has helped design oncology centres around the world.


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