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The Minister of Health Inspects the Development Projects in the King Saud Medical City
26 September 2013
His Excellency the Minister of Health, Dr. Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Al-Rabeeah has inspected the work flow of the development projects in the King Saud Medical City, in Riyadh. He further viewed the master plan which wasdrawn up by the one of the most prestigious world companies; the USA-based HDR.
This was during the inspection tour made, on Thursday morning, by the Minister of Health for the dental center related to the Medical City. Also, the tour included visiting the second medical tower of the Maternity Hospital.
Within the same vein, he pointed out that the Maternity Hospital located within the fences of the King Saud Medical City will be operated in the next few months, with 500-bed capacity. He went on affirming that it was built in a modern style where a patient enjoys a great deal of privacy. It is currently being equipped with the most advanced modern technological devices, and the Ministry of Health (MOH) will operate it after, Allah willing, getting it equipped; in order for citizens to benefit from it.
He went on to add that "I extend my heart-felt speech to this City which has a deep-rooted history in the health care record, expressing his overwhelming pleasure of the enthusiasm of the King Saud Medical City's staff in terms of pushing the wheel of development within the City, which witnesses an overwhelming development boom. Further, the City is at the doors of a quantum leap in terms of the facilities or the health care concept. He all the more prayed Allah, the Almighty, to guide all to complete all the projects of this Medical City, which is one of the MOH's boasts, and an example to be followed in terms of development and achievement."
In the meantime, he made clear that "the dental center is among the biggest centers in the Ministry of Health (MOH) and in Riyadh, and it is a referral center for all the dentists, pointing out that the existence of the modern digital operations in the center will help reduce wait lists, whether they are related to adults' or children's surgeries, which is an impressive stride within this center."
He went on saying that the Medical city is receiving a great attention from the Government of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, may Allah protect them, and the MOH's officials, drawing the attention to the fact that it is an educational reference for the entire health professionals, and it is the primary basic asset of the healtheducation in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
He further stressed on the importance of gaining a patient's satisfaction, dealing with them well, providing an advanced health care and paying attention to the quality standards. He also affirmed the importance of quality and safety, and it is a patient's right to be familiarized with the treatment plan provided to them, and the health care safety is everyone's responsibility. He also added in that the quality and safety of the health practices depend on all the concerned parties.
It is worth mentioning that just after the inspection tour for the Medical City, the City's outgoing executive manager, Dr. Nabil Al-qasbi was honored; to whom the Minister of Health extended his thanks for his medical efforts, which greatly contributed to developing the City.

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