Saudi Arabia announces three hospital projects
Jeddah to get two facilities while Makkah will get a 500-bed project
Saudi Arabian Minister of Health Dr Abdullah Al-Rabeeah has announced plans for three hospital projects in the west of the country, Saudi Gazette reports.
Addressing the fifth consultative meeting organised by the Health Affairs Directorate, the minister said a 1,000-bed maternity hospital will be attached to King Abdullah Medical Complex in Jeddah, while another 500-bed hospital will be built in northern Jeddah,
The holy city of Makkah is to get a new 500-bed hospital, adding that the 300-bed Al-Sharaye Hospital in Makkah will be ready by 2018.
King Faisal Medical Tower near Makkah’s holy sites is 95% complete, according to Al-Rabeeah, and will be ready to serve all locals and Haj and Umrah pilgrims before this Haj season.
He said the number of health projects in the Kingdom is doubling and that 79 new hospitals in different regions are being launched.