Saudi Arabia is building largest hospital in Mauritania

An archive photo of Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met with the President of Mauritania, Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, in Nouakchott. (SPA)

Saudi Arabia is building the largest hospital in Mauritania at a cost of $55mn. The 300-bed King Salman Hospital will be constructed in Nouakchott, the capital of Mauritania; the Mauritanian Ministry of Economic Affairs announced.

In a statement, the ministry also said that the hospital will be a multi-specialty and reference center for 15 Mauritanian regional hospitals. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will fully fund it in the form of a grant to the people of Mauritania.

The hospital will also assist in training and qualifying medical cadets as a university hospital, thanks to its geographical location. Besides, the role it is to play in raising the level of health services in the country in general.

The statement indicated that the hospital would include emergency departments; general wards and surgical sections; surgical operations department; as well as sections of maternity, pediatrics, intensive care, nephrology, in addition to many clinics.

The hospital will also include an integrated laboratory and another for urgent cases and a building for public administration and housing for doctors with a capacity of 50 housing units and other administrative buildings.