Saudi province health spend hits $560m
Riyadh, August 20, 2013
Saudi Arabia’s Tabuk Province is seeing the cost of health projects standing at SR2.1 billion ($560 million), a report said.
The projects include raising hospital capacities to about 2,475 beds, said a report in Arab News.
The cost of construction, furnishing and staff housing of King Fahd Specialist Hospital (KFSH) in Tabuk totaled SR626 million, while the construction cost of a mental health hospital was estimated at SR200 million, the report said.
Other health projects include a 200-bed gynecology and maternity hospital at the cost of SR409 million, specialized centers within the King Abdullah Medical Complex, including a 100-bed cardiac center at the cost of SR120 million, the regional center for blood banks and poison center at SR60 million, a dental centre at SR20 million and a diabetics center costing SR7.5 million, the report said.
Another SR289.5 million was allocated for operation, maintenance and medical supplies to KFSH, with the overall bed capacity at the complex expected to reach 1,000 beds.