His Royal Highness, Prince Saud Bin Abdulaziz, the Governor of Eastern province laid the foundation stone for the Batterjee Medical City in Dammam
His Royal Highness Prince Saud bin Nayef Bin Abdulaziz, Governor of the Eastern Region, laid the foundation stone for the Batterjee Medical City in Dammam, one of the largest private healthcare projects in the region.
Eng. Sobhi Batterjee, Chairman of the Middle East Healthcare Company- Meahco (Saudi German Hospital Group) and also of Bait Al Batterjee medical Co Ltd welcomed His Royal Highness Prince Saud bin Naif and the honorable audience, and thanked HRH for laying the foundation stone for this project. He stressed that the encouragement and support by HRH Prince Saud Bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz, and other senior government officials has further reinforced the Groups commitment to healthcare and serve the regional community while creating benchmarks for healthcare facilities. He explained that the project will be built on an area of 90 thousand square meters and will be implemented on four stages at a total estimated cost of four billion Saudi riyals.
He added that the first stage will be the establishment of a 150-bed private hospital owned by Middle East Healthcare Co - Meahco (Saudi German Hospitals) with state-of-the-art medical equipment covering all specialties in line with the global best medical practices. There also will be a staff housing within the complex. This first phase of the project is expected completed in the first quarter of 2019 with operations commencing in the second quarter of 2019.
The second phase will be establishment of the Batterjee Medical College, the third phase will be establishment of Specialty centers to be decided as per the market needs, and the fourth phase will be a mixed use tower buildings, hotel, shopping center of international standards.
Mr. Batterjee said that the building area of the Medical City will be 550,000 square meters, and when fully functional will provide 8,000 jobs for Saudis in various fields and will provide high-quality specialized services to citizens and residents in the whole Eastern Region, as well as patients from the State of Bahrain and Kuwait.
Mr. Batterjee mentioned that Meahco (Saudi German Hospitals) has successful track record of more than 30 years and he will discuss the management of the Batterjee Medical City with Meahco and obtain the required approvals.
Engineer Sobhi said that the private sector is committed to support and contribute towards enforcing the vision of the Kingdom 2030 under the leadership of HRH, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz.