MOH News
Land Allocation for MOH at the Direction of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques
25 August 2012
   The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, May Allah protect him, has given his orders to allocate a land area of over 2.000.000 m2, at the vicinity of King Abdulaziz International Airport, to establish King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Jeddah Research Center. He approved allocating the amounts necessary for the establishment of the first stage of the hospital.
 
King Abdullah gave his directions, also, to allocate a land area of over 3.500.000 m2, to establish King Abdullah Medical City along the highway connecting between Makkah and Jeddah (al-Shemaisi region). The necessary amounts have been allocated, and the two projects are projected to be awarded soon for the services of the people of Makkah and the neighboring regions in the Western half of our Kingdom.
 
This was made known by His Excellency the Minister of Health, and CEO of King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Dr. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Rabeeah. He pointed out that these gracious directions come in line with the former Royal Decrees under which similar land areas were allocated for King Khaled Medical City (the Eastern Region), King Faisal Medical City (the Southern Region), Prince Mohamed bin Abdulaziz Medical City (the Northern Region), and the necessary allocations were approved for all of them.
 
Besides, a number of medical projects and centers at King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center (Riyadh) have been approved. Among these projects are King Abdullah Liver Tumors Diseases Center, the Emergency Center, Family Medicine, Supportive Services, Car Park, as well as other projects for tumor centers, cardiology, neuroscience, research, and supportive facilities at King Fahad Medical City for the service of the people of Riyadh and its neighboring regions.
 
Dr. Al-Rabeeah was quoted as saying, “All such huge projects reflect the King Abdullah's keen interest in health care, in an endeavor to cover all the Kingdom's regions and provinces. In doing so, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, May Allah protect him, takes the lead towards the accomplishment of justice, and provides access to health services for all citizens and residents. It is expected that theses medical cities and specialist hospitals providing their distinguished services for all over the Kingdom will achieve the objectives appointed in the MOH's health strategy, based on the National Project for Integrated and Comprehensive Health Care.”
 
Meanwhile, he made clear that most projects have had their designs completed, and they have been already awarded and work is currently in full swing. The rest of projects will be awarded as soon as their designs are done. The world's first-class design offices are working on these designs, so as to keep up with the world's highest and fullest standards.
 
On his own behalf, and on behalf of all the employees of the Ministry of Health (MOH), King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center and the Health Sector, His Excellency the Minister of Health, Dr. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, extended his deepest and most sincere thanks and gratitude to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, and His Royal Highness the Crown Prince, for their keen interest and gracious patronage of the health sector. “This will be evidently reflected in the development of health services in a way that fulfill citizens' aspirations and meets their health needs, thus bringing into reality the sought-after objectives,” Dr. Al-Rabeeah said.
 
“At the direction of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, the Ministry of Health shows keen interest in the provision of health services in a way that ensures the accomplishment of justice, high quality, inclusiveness, and accessibility to health services. The benefits of these projects will be reaped over the few years to come, Allah willing,” Al-Rabeeah concluded.
 



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