From The Report: Bahrain 2020
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With its first hospital dating back to the 1890s and a universal health care system in place since the 1960s, Bahrain has long had solid fundamentals for care provision. The coming years will be characterised by the continued rollout of Sehati national insurance system. Further infrastructure development will also remain a focus as the King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Medical City takes shape. The kingdom is enhancing its research and development capabilities with initiatives from the Ministry of Health to establish the Bahrain Genome Project, a specialised centre for genetic analysis, and plans to open the $1bn King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Medical City in 2021.