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The Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) and the Abu Dhabi General Services Company (Musanada) are set to start work on a New Al Ain Hospital scheduled for completion in 2020.

Saif Bader Al-Qubaisi, chairman of SEHA, praised the Abu Dhabi Executive Council for approving the implementation of the healthcare project and affirmed that the new hospital will deliver improved medical services in line with international practices and standards.

According to Emirates News Agency, the New Al Ain Hospital will extend over an area of 358,000 m² and be designed according to sustainability criteria that reduces energy and water consumption, and makes use of energy from the sun's rays. The 719-bed hospital will provide for general medicine, surgery, a dedicated children's ward, maternity, ICU, medical rehabilitation, VIP patients and royal suites.

It will consist of the main hospital, a central morgue that will serve the needs of the Eastern Region, a mosque, a centre for logistics services, a 60MW power station, and an underground parking lot.

The first phase, which includes commissioning of the main hospital building, is to be completed by the year 2018.