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Dr. Al-Rabeeah Signs Contracts for Medications, Devices and Constructions at a Cost of Over SR 4.5 Billion
10 March 2013
In implementation of the directives of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques with regard to improving the quality of health services, providing the health care to our dear citizens and investing the generous support that the government of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques attaches to the health sector, His Excellency the Minister of Health, Dr. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Rabeeah, has signed today morning, 28th of Rabie Al-Akhar, 1434 H, a number of contracts for medications, medical supplies, equipping hospitals, ensuring specialist radiological devices as well as construction contracts in a number of the Kingdom’s regions, at a total cost of more than SR4.5 billion.
 
On this occasion, Dr. Rabeeah has extended his deepest thanks and gratitude to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, His Royal Highness the Crown Prince and the Second Deputy Prime Minister, May Allah protect them, for their constant support to the health services. Meanwhile, Dr. Al-Rabeeah has commended this generous support, which reflects the keenness of the Kingdom's Leaders on maintaining the health and safety of the people of this humanitarian Kingdom and providing them with health care.
 
Dr. Al-Rabeeah has pointed out that these contracts comprise NUPCO medications tender for 2012 with a total cost of SR1,001,630,377.94, the Gulf tender No. "34" for the pharmaceutical substances with a cost of SR 1,150,404,334,92, the Gulf tender No. "27" for serums and vaccines with a cost of SR 557,015,475,19, the Gulf tender No."29" for supplies of equipping the hospitals with a total cost of SR 595,026,556.78, the Gulf tender No. "12" for supplies of the medical laboratories and blood transfusion services with a total cost of SR 260,212,088.82, the tender of ensuring specialist radiological devices for the various Kingdom’s regions with a total cost of SR 582,597,000.00, and the tender of construction and supervision contracts with a cost of SR 354,958,564.90. Thus, these contracts have mounted to the total cost of SR 4,501,844,398.55.
 
Within the same vein, Dr. Al-Rabeeah has expounded that these contracts come as part of the health projects that the Ministry is implementing all over the regions and governorates of the Kingdom, within the framework of its strenuous efforts to provide the health care for the honored citizens; in an endeavor to serve the patient and gain his satisfaction in a manner that achieves the aspirations of the Rulers, May Allah protect them, and meets the health needs of the citizens. Besides, Dr. Al-Rabeeah has underscored the Ministry's keenness to develop its services and improve the performance of health facilities; to go in line with its ambitious strategic plan, within the framework of the National Project for the Integrated and Comprehensive Health Care, based on the principles of justice, inclusiveness and equality in the distribution of health services and their accessibility.
 
Concluding, Dr. Al-Rabeeah prayed for Almighty Allah to preserve this country, its Leaders and people, as well as perpetuating its security and stability and bestowing upon everyone health and well-being. Dr. Al-Rabeeah has further prayed for Almighty Allah to make all our deeds pure and sincere for His Sake and help all of us to achieve what we aspire to that serves this dear country and its dignified citizens.
 
It is worth mentioning that the construction contracts included establishing and equipping 29 medical warehouses enumerated as follows: two warehouses in Al Baha, 5 warehouses in Bisha governorate, 6 warehouses in Najran region, 8 warehouses in Jazan region and 8 warehouses in Asir region, with a total area of 1000 m2 for each warehouse. That is to be added to establishing and equipping 17 medical warehouses: 5 in Al-Jouf, 8 in Al-Qurayyat governorate, 2 in Tabuk region, and 2 warehouses and Arar Region, with a total area of 1000 m2 for each warehouse.
 
The supervision contracts included supervising a number of 9 hospitals and medical towers in both Jamjoum Hospital with a capacity of 100 beds, with residence, in Makkah, the medical tower annexed to Prince Salman Hospital with a capacity of 200 beds in Riyadh, the medical tower annexed to  Al-Iman Hospital with a capacity of 200 beds in Riyadh, the medical tower annexed to the Maternity and Children Hospital in Hail with a capacity of 200 beds, the medical tower annexed to the Maternity and Children Hospitalin Tabuk with a capacity of 200 beds, the third medical tower annexed to King Saud Medical City in Riyadh with a capacity of 400 beds, Al-Meqat General Hospital with a capacity of 300 beds, with residence, in Madinah, the medical tower for Maternity and Children with a capacity of 400 beds in Jeddah and the Specialty Hospital in Jazan with a capacity of 500 beds.
 
 



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