Addis Ababa April 20, 2017 Corner stone was laid in Addis Ababa for the first center of excellence hospital, to be built by Ethio-American Doctors Medical Group, an association of health care professionals of Ethiopian origin.
The medical center in which its foundation was laid by Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalgn will rest on 150,000 m2 of land around Ayat Area.
The first phase of the project will include a 300-bed hospital with full diagnostic center, operating rooms, labs, outpatient medical office building with 80 consultation rooms and a center for cancer treatment.
During the occasion, PM Hailemariam said the construction of the medical city will be crucial to have well trained professionals alongside providing standard treatment to patients.
He said that the medical city will enable the country reduce the burden on patients who forced to seek medical treatment abroad. Ethiopians seeking medical treatment abroad are expected to spend close to 120 million USD.
Noting the importance the center will play in the country, Hailemariam pledges every support for the realization of the project.
Chair of the Group, Dr. Girma Tefera said that “now is the time to contribute to our society through our profession and experiences which gained abroad.”
The project is the clear showcase that Ethiopians can work cooperatively to materialize collective goals, Dr. Girma underlined.
The first phase of the hospital is expected to commence operation in December 2019.
EADG largely consists of a group of over 260 health care professionals of Ethiopian origin residing in the U.S. Canada, Europe and Africa.