Infectious Diseases Hospital of Kuwait is set to open a new hospital to cater to the growing number of patients suffering from infectious diseases.

The new hospital will open in a few months, reported Al-Anba daily.

According to Infectious Diseases Hospital director Dr Jamal Al-Duaij, the plan is to equip the new building of Infectious Diseases Hospital with latest equipment so that it can to become the first smart hospital of its type in the country.

Al-Dauji said: “We hope the ministry will help us in this regard, so that the hospital will be the first of its kind and completely free of paperwork, which is in line with the ministry’s plan of action.”

The hospital building will feature 224 rooms designed as per international systems for fighting infection, given that people suffering from infectious diseases have to be kept in isolation.

Although the building will feature 224 beds, it will be able to accommodate twice this number.

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During emergency requirements in the future, one room can be equipped with two beds, which will in turn take the count of beds to almost 500.

This capacity will suffice to cater to the country’s requirement.

The new hospital will feature services that could not be sufficiently catered to by the existing hospital.

The old hospital features 150 beds.

According to Dr Al-Duaij, the new hospital will be used by the existing number of medical teams although workforce may increase in the future.