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Qatar to open cancer specialist cancer hospital:

This article was originally published in Clinica

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Qatar is to open a cancer hospital in Rumailah, with the aim of treating up to 600 patients per year. Built at a cost of QR70 million ($19.2 million), the hospital will not contain any inpatient rooms, with these being provided by the nearby Hamad General Hospital and the Rumailah Hospital. The radiotherapy unit will be able to treat some 240 patients. "Although Qatar currently has facilities for cancer operations and chemotherapy, the absence of radiotherapy forces many critically ill patients to seek treatment in the UAE," Dr Abdul Azim Hussain Wahab told the Gulf Times. In addition to radiotherapy, the hospital would offer diagnostic services, bone marrow transplants and chemotherapy, he said. The hospital will also maintain a cancer register.

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