Algeria to invest in over US$5b in hospital construction
Government in Algeria has set aside more than US$5 billion for the construction of ten (10) new hospitals and rehabilitation of others that are in bad condition.
Companies that won the construction tenders which will be expected to cooperate with the government in delivering the projects by 2019. The new hospitals will add 5,200 beds to Algeria's curretn government-run capacity of 67,000.
1. United Kingdom International Hospital Group will build 500-bed capacity in Tlemcen, 2. Rizzani de Eccher and Ospedale San Raffaele Hospital consortium, will build 700-bed capacity Satawali municipal hospital in Algiers
According to World Health Organization (WHO) statistics, Algeria’s total expenditure on health per capita is US$439 and 5.3% of its gross domestic product is spent on health. Algeria has been ramping up it's spending on healthcare since 2005. This means, it now spends more than USD$250 a year per person on health, more than double the regional average.
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