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Saudi Fund for Development launches $25M cancer hospital in Mauritius

A hospital specializing in cancer care will be built in Mauritius as part of an ambitious healthcare plan by the Saudi Fund for Development.

The project, built on a development loan of $25 million, was inaugurated on Thursday by the fund’s CEO, Sultan bin Abdulrahman Al-Marshad, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

The ceremony was attended by the prime minister of Mauritius, Pravind Jugnauth; the country’s minister of health, Dr. Kailesh Kumar Singh; Saudi Ambassador to Mauritius Fayez bin Meshal Al-Tamyaat; and Mauritius’ ambassador to the Kingdom, Showkutally Soodhun.

The hospital is planned to cover 21,000 sq meters and will contain 220 medical beds.

According to the SPA, the fund aims to enhance the efficiency of the healthcare system in Mauritius, providing the highest standards of care and prevention of chronic diseases.

The hospital will also focus on the rehabilitation and development of healthcare services, as well as the care of cancer patients, with a goal of improving access to treatment.

It is part of the fund’s efforts to enhance the pillars of development in developing countries around the world.

The Saudi Fund for Development has supported Mauritius since 1982 through projects and programs in vital industries.

Through seven projects and programs in the country, the fund has delivered about $228 million in development loans, enhancing social and economic growth, and providing job opportunities. Arab News

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