Omid Pediatric Hospital
Omid Pediatric Hospital
Omid 540-bed Pediatric Hospital Project
According to Iran's ministry of Health officials, there are not enough hospital space and beds across the country and there is currently a need for 105,000 beds to accommodate the children in need of extensive surgery. It is reported that it will take around 40 years for the governmental organizations to achieve this goal if not calling for any help from the private sectors.
Pediatric subspecialty surgeries are not of high priority at public and training hospitals and consequently less rooms are allocated to this field and this type of surgeries are facing many lacks.
Lack of pediatric subspecialists in Iran is a very important issue which emphasizes the need for establishing a medical and training center. Besides the healthcare services, this hospital can provide fellowship courses in different pediatric fields.
In order to reach this goal, Zanjireh Omid had many meetings with Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Ministry of Health, and after 8 months of negotiations with TUMS team of lawyers, Zanjireh Omid signed a 99-year LBOT contract. According to this contract, a 26000 m2 land located in south of Tehran, is leased to Zanjireh Omid for 99 years, and Zanjireh Omid has to construct a 540-bed pediatric hospital focusing on pediatric surgeries, with a research center, a 100-bed rehabilitation center and an accommodation.
Considering the activities of Zanjireh Omid, in creating a proper structure according to the needs of the country, decided to conduct feasibility study and business plan, and medical plan for the hospital with cooperation of APHP and Tehran University of Medical Sciences. Zanjireh Omid signed an advisory contract with APHPI to carry out a feasibility study for the new pediatric hospital including medical staff, equipment etc. During a one-year study, APHP paid visits to different pediatric hospitals in Tehran and they attend at various meetings at Ministry of Health and with president of Tehran University of Medical Sciences. APHPI delivered a comprehensive feasibility study and a business plan together with a medical plan, which included all the information necessary for constructing, operating, equipping and running the hospital project.
APHP team including prof. Didier Houssin; the president of APHP International, Dr. Christophe Hodee; a health economist, Dr. Francis Brunell; a Cardiac Radiologist, Mrs. Jessica Michel; a project manager, Dr. Brigitte Estournet; a physiotherapist, Dr. Francis Degoulet; an HIMS Expert, Dr. Stephen Aubert; a Hospital Manager, Dr. Karim Tabet; a medical equipment expert were involved in conducting studies and preparing the mentioned reports for Zanjireh Omid. They came to Iran in three in missions during March, May and July of 2017.
In the first mission, they had a meeting with Children Medical Center’s president and deputies, Dr. Jafarian who is the chancellor of Tehran University of Medical Sciences, president of National Institute of Health Researches, Mofid pediatric hospital manager, Ministry of Health, Zanjireh Omid physicians team, and Tina Farayand company, they also paid a visit to the construction site of the hospital.
In the second mission, they had meetings with the manager of Children Medical Center, different departments of Tehran University of Medical Sciences, para-clinics, laboratory, imaging center, ICUs and operation room's equipment of Children Medical Center.
In the third mission, APHP held a meeting on 29th of July 2017 with Dr. Jafarian; the chancellor of Tehran University of Medical Sciences and Dr. Alipor; the deputy of medicine at Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Dr. Badv; Manager of Children Medical Center, Mrs. Maryam Marashi and Mr. Miremadi. In this meeting, besides the core scenario for the pediatric hospital, a rehabilitation center, a research center and an accommodation were selected as added parts to the hospital. Having an advanced rehabilitation center could meet all the needs for rehabilitation in pediatrics. The rehabilitation center should include a large area dedicated to day-care rehabilitation provided by physiotherapists, psychologists and speech specialists. As a follow-up to acute care in the pediatric hospital, the center should comprise 25 beds dedicated to rehabilitation in neurology, but also 25 polyvalent beds dedicated to cardio-vascular, respiratory, digestive, orthopedic and metabolic (obesity) rehabilitation. Another department of 50 beds should be devoted to the long-term rehabilitation care of children with multiple handicap.
A research center focusing on genetics will be one of the main features of the hospital. This center will open new horizons in recent medical advancements in different subfields such as gene therapy etc. The center will have an active laboratory research, scientific affiliation and equipment will be defined based on the university research policies and the decisions made by the academic board.
Considering the lack of pediatric trauma center in Iran, Zanjireh Omid after many observations added a sub-special trauma center to the hospital. This center will meet the needs in the region. Constructing an accommodation center close to the hospital is another feature of this project. since the hospital is a referral one in Iran and in the region, so residency facilities will decrease settlement problems for the family of the patients.
In September 2017, APHP delivered the final reports for the feasibility studies, business plan and the medical plan to Zanjireh Omid. Considering the experiences of APHP, and Zanjireh Omid’s need for a strong advisor, a new advisory contract was signed to provide technical assistance, project management and training for human resources in January 2018 in Tehran.
According to this agreement, APHP International is obliged to provide technical assistance and manage the project throughout the construction of the hospital. After the construction of the hospital will also observe the equipping process room by room.
According to the later agreement, APHP Company traveled to Iran three times to devise a medical program for rehabilitation center, to conduct feasibility study and to prepare the roadmap and to provide a Health Information Management System. To fulfil the terms of the second agreement, Zanjireh Omid, APHP and Tina Farayand reviewed the architectural plans in several meetings and the latest updates were applied to the plans based on the medical plans made by APHP. Moreover, feasibility studies were done for the hospital project. According to experts, this project has the most comprehensive construction and operation plan in the country.
Tina Farayand provided the concept and preliminary plans. Phase one of the project is in progress now including functional plans, architectural plans, mechanical and electrical plans. All of these plans were reviewed by APHP and Zanjireh Omid team in Iran and France, following that the final version of the plans were presented in a meeting with Tehran University of Medical Sciences.
A tender for soil studies were held in which Mandro company was selected, this company started the project at the construction site in August 2018 and it is expected that a tender for excavation will be held within the next 3 months.