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University of Balamand
opens hospital in Koura
Around $50 million are to be invested in the project
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The University of Balamand (UoB) will open a medical center in Koura, which will begin operations in 2018.

Salim Habib, Chairman of IBL, said the bank has offered the university a $50 million loan to build and equip the 28,000 square meter hospital.

The hospital will provide all medical services, including a surgical suite, emergency services, a cardiac and pathology laboratory, and outpatient clinics. It will comprise 200 beds as well employee housing for the 350 expected staff.

As a teaching hospital, it will train graduates of the UoB’s Faculty of Health Sciences.

Designing consultant Nabil F. Azar designed the hospital. Contractors have not yet been assigned.
Reported by Rania Ghanem
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Date Posted: Jun 22, 2015