While developing countries seek access to affordable healthcare, continuous advancement in medical technology requires new standards for hospital design and amenities.
As a result, the infrastructure and design technology for hospitals requires a specialised skill set to navigate its mosaic of complex facilities and highly specialized functions.
Engineering Consultants (Pvt.) Ltd (ECL), the country’s pioneering engineering consultancy firm, has demonstrated a wealth of knowledge and experience within the healthcare industry.
With the experience of providing a multi-disciplined professional approach for both public and private sector clients, ECL through its infrastructure development solutions delivers healthcare facilities of international standards, providing a place of care and respite to those utilising them and meeting the needs of its clients at every stage.
Additionally, ECL’s wealth of experience over five decades and international recognition in the health sector has accrued a proven track record of innovating, changing and adapting new models of healthcare regardless
The company’s health sector project in Bangladesh consisting of new hospital buildings, renovation and refurbishment of existing buildings, and its eight-storey state-of-the-art building for the epilepsy unit at Colombo’s National Hospital showcase successfully completed high quality, patient centred projects.
When ADK Hospital in Male, the archipelago’s first private hospital envisioned upgrading its facilities to provide services on par with international standards and meet future demand, it secured expertise and a development loan from Germany’s KfW Development Bank.
ECL’s successful track record in health sector projects and delivering quality services on time ensured it received KfW Development Bank’s endorsement as the ‘consultant of choice’.
ECL was tasked with creating a master plan for the redevelopment of the hospital ensuring it was linked with the other facilities through cohesive architecture.
“As a proven partner for healthcare projects, our success lies in delivering projects based on a fundamental understanding of medical facility processes and procedures, the patient experience, and specialised knowledge of the design of all of the different departments and facilities found in modern healthcare developments,” noted ECL Chief Executive Officer Saliya Lenaduwa.
ECL proposed master plan encompasses three building complexes covering the entire hospital premises, with each redeveloped building integrated as a component of the overall plan, supporting the requisite technical services.
The initial phase incorporated the construction and installation of a modern Operating Theatre (OT) complex with three modular units and all related facilities such as a central sterile services department, a recovery unit, an anesthetic area and a catheterization laboratory with staff and supply areas.
All allied services including the OT lighting and air conditioning systems, water supply and drainage facilities, and requisite supplies such as medical gases, oxygen supply, anesthetic gases and interconnected scavenger systems necessary to perform surgeries were all part of the structural installation undertaken by ECL.
Another phase undertaken by ECL incorporates completing the installation works post-civil construction. This stage accommodates the in-patient department including a special facility for geriatrics in line with changing international healthcare trends and the latest technologies.
The final phase will include the construction of a building to provide comfortable accommodation facilities for medical staff of the hospital and their families.
With a promise to improve patient care, comfort and efficiency immersed with state-of-the-art technology, ECL will also develop a well-connected master plan for future implementation including all the centralized building services.
ECL’s dedication and ability to cater to the client’s specific needs will enable ADK’s long-term strategy of setting a new benchmark in healthcare services.
Upon completion, the hospital is expected to provide a welcoming, comfortable environment for its patients. Moreover, its innovative yet functional design and state-of-the-art technology is set to redefine the provision of hospital care symbolizing a momentous shift in the Maldivian