THE Royal Bahrain Hospital (RBH) will officially start receiving patients from Saturday, it was declared yesterday.
The announcement comes as all necessary preparations for the launch, including a major staff training drive, have been completed.
The BD6 million 65-bed multi-specialty hospital is part of the Kerala Institute of Medical Sciences (Kims) group, which is expanding healthcare operations throughout the GCC.
"Kims already runs the Kims Bahrain Medical Centre (KBMC) and the new hospital stands as the group's commitment to providing superior patient care and scientific expertise to the people," said RBH chairman Dr M I Sahadulla.
He was speaking at a Press conference at the hospital in Salmaniya, which was followed by a media tour of the four-storey facility.
RBH president Ahmed Jawahery said they would provide superior medical services and invest in skilled Bahraini employees.
"We will offer affordable and superior care and scientific expertise in an extensive range of medical departments," he said.
Specialties initially opening include orthopedics, plastic surgery, dentistry, physiotherapy and a 24-hour clinic.
General medicine, internal medicine, neurology, family medicine, cardiology, an intensive care unit and other departments will open soon after.
Medical director Dr Abdul Gaffar said a healthy population is key to a productive community which would further enhance the national economy.
"The team of doctors comprises leading consultants and specialists - both Bahrainis and expatriates," he said.
"Latest technology will be used for most effective diagnosis and treatment."