Saudi Arabia plans to establish two medical cities

At the opening of the World Health Forum, the Saudi Minister of Health, Eng. Fahd bin Abdulrahman Al-Jalajel, revealed that the number of partnership projects with the private sector in health services planned over the next five years exceeds one hundred, with estimated capital investment opportunities in them totaling SAR 48 billion.

The Minister of Health emphasized the announced initiatives represented in several public-private partnerships, including the establishment and operation of two medical cities in the Kingdom’s north and south, as well as the establishment and operation of 900 beds to provide medical rehabilitation and long-term care services.

In addition to restructuring and improving primary health care services, beginning with more than 200 centers, and providing air medical transport services at the Kingdom level, there is a partnership for radiology services.

He stated at the start of the World Health Forum and the accompanying exhibition that the ministry has comprehensively developed the procedures for issuing licenses and related regulations to support commercial activities and ease the investor’s journey in the health sector.

The Ministry of Health has also established a call center to provide services to the business sector, noting that one of Vision 2030’s main goals is to localize the pharmaceutical and medical device industries.

As the largest forum for healthcare professionals in the Kingdom, it attracts over 26,000 people from 30 countries, and five scientific conferences are held on the sidelines.

The forum’s goal is to foster collaboration between the public and private sectors, provide investment opportunities, and facilitate dialogue aimed at realizing the Kingdom’s vision and advancing digital transformation in the healthcare sector.

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