Filipino hospital in Qatar closer to becoming a reality

Progress is being made on a new Filipino hospital in Qatar, with organizers saying that 16 doctors have already been brought on board for the project.

However, construction of the 200-bed facility is at least a year away, Greg Loayon, chairman of the Philippine Business Council – Qatar (PBC), told Doha News.

This will be the first Filipino hospital to be built outside of the Philippines, he said. Funded in part by Qatari investors, it will be managed and staffed by Western-trained Filipinos.

These professionals will be chosen from the Medical Mission Group Hospital and Health Services Cooperative (MMG) in the Philippines, which entails 19 hospitals and some 2,000 members.

MMG will also put up funding for the project.