The Ministry of Economy and the Promotion of Productive Sectors in Mauritania announced that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will provide a $55 million grant to build the largest hospital in the Mauritania.
The ministry added, in a statement published by the local news agency, that Mauritania and Saudi Arabia signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) regarding a grant provided by the Kingdom, dedicated to building and equipping the “King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud” hospital, with an amount of $55 million.
The statement indicated that “the capacity of this multi-specialty hospital is 300 beds, and it includes emergency departments; general practice; hospital admission; surgical operations; maternity department; pediatric department; intensive care department, and nephrology department.”
It also includes many clinics, an integrated laboratory; another for urgent cases; a building for the public administration; a residence for doctors with a capacity of 50 housing units, and other necessary administrative buildings.
The ministry’s statement added, “This project aims to support health coverage in Mauritania, especially in Nouakchott, and to meet the increasing demand for health services for the city’s inhabitants, especially those related to specialized areas that exceed the capacity of the public hospitals in them.”
The statement added, “This hospital will constitute a reference for 15 regional hospitals, at the national level, in addition to its support for specialized health institutions with limited capacity, and it will also help in training and qualifying medical human cadres as a university hospital.”