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KUWAIT CITY, March 11: Health Assurance Hospitals Company (DHAMAN) announced the completion of the supply of medical laboratory equipment and devices within Jahra and Ahmadi hospitals, and the suppliers – the Advance Technological (ATC) and Central Circle (CCC)- have commenced installation of the equipment and devices in accordance with the two partnership agreements concluded with them to develop operations at the laboratories in DHAMAN’s hospitals.
The signing of the two new agreements came within the framework of DHAMAN’s ongoing plan to complete building its health network by operational expenses (OPEX Model) agreement to provide the best healthcare services in Kuwait.
The new partnerships come within the framework of DHAMAN’s efforts to provide the highest standards at work, which contributes to achieving its mission, which is to provide the highest levels of healthcare to patients, based on the best technologies in the market. DHAMAN indicated in a press statement that these agreements(signed in 2022) aim to provide services for the supply, installation, operation and maintenance of its laboratory equipment in its new hospitals in the Jahra and Ahmadi governorates, as part of its strategy aimed at applying the approved international standards in the context of completing its health network in various parts of the country.
The company stated that the development of laboratories in DHAMAN hospitals comes in light of the vital role it plays in healthcare, helping doctors diagnose patients’ conditions, providing important data, statistics and results that help in disease research, discovering diseases and epidemics, following up on their development and spread, and helping to control and combat them appropriately.
Moreover, DHAMAN continued that it is keen to provide its laboratories with the best equipment and tools from the largest companies and manufacturers known worldwide, and which can be integrated with the systems used in DHAMAN hospitals, that help them to perform the role entrusted to them to the fullest extent and keep abreast of developments in conducting the necessary examinations for patients at the local and international levels, which contributes to enhancing their success, performance and operational operations at all levels. It is noteworthy that DHAMAN hospitals, with their vast capabilities, will constitute a outstanding addition to the medical sector and medical infrastructure, as each hospital is built on a total area of 85 thousand square meters distributed over five floors and a basement with a capacity of 330 beds and contains 14 operating rooms, 21 intensive care units and 75 outpatient clinics that include all specialties.
In addition to an automated system pharmacy, x-ray departments, laboratories, emergency department, and an air ambulancehelipad, a multi-story car parking building with a capacity of approximately 550 vehicles attached to it. The company make sure that the design of hospitals meets all the standards of smart buildings, equipped with an advanced recycling system for medical waste, taking into account that it is environmentally friendly in all details. Since its establishment in 2014, Health Assurance Hospitals Company (DHAMAN) is the first Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) healthcare organization in the Middle East as it was founded based on an Amiri Directive as part of the national development Plan “New Kuwait 2035”.
DHAMAN handles establishing an integrated healthcare system that includes medical insurance programs, as well as building and operating a network of primary healthcare centers and hospitals that cover all areas in Kuwait while applying best professional practices to achieve sustainability in healthcare and investing in the infrastructure of the health sector based on highest international standards and recruiting over 7,000 highly qualified individuals in medical and administrative fields. The shareholder structure of DHAMAN consists of government bodies represented by Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA) and the Public Institution for Social Security (PIFSS) with 24%, a strategic partner from the private sector with 26%, and 50% of the Company’s shares were allocated for Kuwaiti citizens through an initial public offering.