SEHA signs agreement to begin construction on Ghayathi and Sila hospitals in the Western Region
Representatives of Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) and both Al-Fara’a General Contracting and Amanah Construction Company signed a formal agreement yesterday evening, May 27th 2012, at Sheikh Hamdan Bin Zayed Palace in Abu Dhabi, to begin construction of two new hospitals in Abu Dhabi’s Western Region at the Sila and Ghayathi regions. As an indication of the importance of this event, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler’s Representative in the Western Region, was in attendance and witnessed the signing.
His Highness Sheikh Hamdan made several remarks following the signing, emphasizing the importance of Abu Dhabi’s health care sector to His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, and highlighted the special interest and consideration of His Highness General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces in this vital sector and region.
He also articulated the importance of continuous improvement in Abu Dhabi’s healthcare systems to bring it in line with recognized international standards by providing the best health care services to every citizen and resident in the emirate. “Abu Dhabi will realize these goals, by investing in a healthy environment and by equipping hospitals with the latest technologies and systems to keep pace with the development and progress of the emirates’ health services,” His Highness Sheikh Hamdan said.
The contract was signed by Saif Bader Al Qubaisi, Chairman and Managing Director of SEHA; Dr. J.R. Gangaramani, President & Executive Chairman of Al Fara’a General Contracting and Malik Fakih Chairman of Amanah Construction Company.
The new hospitals, which were recently approved by the Executive Council, are part of SEHA’s strategy to improve the emirate’s health care infrastructure and to achieve its vision of providing world-class health care to UAE citizens and residents in the emirate.
The new hospitals have been designed to accommodate growing demand and to meet the needs of the expected rate of population growth in the emirate during the coming years. Once the hospitals are complete, Ghayathi will provide 50 beds, along with Sila’s 40. Both will provide general medicine, obstetrics and gynecology services, and will also include intensive care units for infants.
Based on the strength of their presentations along with their technical and financial commitments, SEHA awarded construction contracts to Al-Fara’a General Contracting and Amanah Construction Company. The selection process was both thorough and transparent, with multiple contractors invited to submit bids for the project.
After awarding the contract, Saif Bader Al Qubaisi, said: “We are pleased to announce the start of construction of Sila and Ghayathi hospitals in the Western Region. We are expected that all construction stages to be completed by 2015.”
Mr. Al-Qubaisi thanked the Executive Council for its continued support for SEHA projects, which seeks to provide the best health care to the population of Abu Dhabi, in line with the vision, leadership and guidance of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, to provide world-class health care services to citizens and residents of the UAE.
Al-Qubaisi stressed that the health sector has the permanent and direct attention of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces and Chairman of the Executive Board of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, who has emphasized on many occasions his commitment to provide the best health quality to comply with Abu Dhabi development plans.
Al-Qubaisi added: “The hospital is uniquely designed to meet all the needs and aspirations of UAE residents, as well as providing the best global health services. Both hospitals will be equipped with the latest amenities and technical equipment to ensure delivery of world-class health care to the people. The current Ghayathi and Sila hospitals will continue to provide all healthcare services until the new hospitals are complete.”
Al-Qubaisi also highlighted the UAE leaders’ goal of improving the health care of citizens in the Western Region by implementing regular field visits by Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Ruler’s Representative in the Western Region. While the Western Region is in the midst of a number of vital projects, the construction of the two new hospitals illustrates SEHA’s commitment to the population of the Western Region by providing the best health care services in their local communities.