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Prince Turki Bin Abdullah Opens the International Medical Exhibition
19 May 2014
His Royal Highness the Governor of Riyadh, Prince Turki bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, has valued the Saudi Health Exhibition and Conference, now held in Riyadh, as well as the cutting-edge and advanced equipments and devices available there, which comply with the Saudi specialized medical standards. Prince Turki expressed his wish that such equipments would be transferred to the other public and private hospitals across the Kingdom.
Following the inauguration of the Saudi Health Exhibition and Conference 2014 held at Riyadh Exhibitions Company premises today afternoon, Prince Turki pointed out that the Ministry of Health (MOH) has approved the establishment of a number of hospitals and health projects in Riyadh province, noting that the final phase of these projects are still underway and will be announced once they are completed.
Speaking about the Industrial City in Sudair, Prince Turki said it will be a headquarters for the medical industries in the Kingdom, calling upon all companies to start making their own machinery through holding 'serious partnerships' in this domain due to the growing demand on such kinds of machines. "I hope that the feasibility studies of these projects are viable," said the Prince, urging the medical companies to take advantage of the benefits available in the Kingdom and cooperate with the Ministry of Commerce and Industry as well the Ministry of Health in this area.
It is worth mentioning that the Saudi Health Exhibition and Conference 2014 will discuss 12 medical issues and it will be attended by 40 foreign lecturers, 160 scientific session chairpersons and lecturers, 300 companies and 2,000 representatives.  Ten training sessions accredited by the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties (SCHS) will be also held on the sidelines of the exhibition to discuss the most prominent issues in the healthcare sector at the domestic and regional levels.
The exhibition will also touch upon other issues, such as nursing and the successful management of hospitals and medical laboratories, biological and medical engineering, cardiology, the technical management of radiology sections, nuclear medicine, medical rehabilitation and future leaders in the Saudi health sector. Also, a workshop will be held on the future of radiology in the Kingdom. It is noteworthy that at least 300 companies -most of them are regional and international healthcare providers, agents, suppliers, and distributors- from 35 states will participate in this event.

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