MOH News
Minister of Health Thanks the Leadership for Supporting Health Services
27 December 2011
   His Excellency the Minister of Health, Dr. Abdullah Bin AbdulAziz Al Rabeeah, expressed his profound gratitude and deep thanks to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz, and His Crown Prince, for their generous support and dedication to healthcare services in order to provide comprehensive healthcare services to the public around the Kingdom.
 
Dr. Al Rabeeah stated in a press conference, held on the occasion of the announcement of the new fiscal year 1433-1434 budget, that this generous support had a great influence in enhancing health facilities performance level and contributed to improving health care expenditure on an international level.
 
Moreover, he mentioned that this generous budget allocated a great share to health services. The MOH, according to this budget, is going to complete a number of health projects in different regions of the Kingdom, as well as several health information systems development projects and hospitals infrastructure replacement and development projects. The budget also includes the completion of the primary health care centers’ project kingdom wide, taking into account the principles of justice and inclusiveness, in addition to the training and scholarship programs that deal with the development and Saudization of the health staff and quality programs in health facilities.
 
His Excellency pointed out that the number of MOH’s proposed and approved projects and projects under implementation, included in the budget of the Ministry, reached 195 health facilities, including 5 medical cities, according to the issued Royal Decree, 97 specialized, children, health, and psychiatric hospitals, 44 renewed hospitals, 22 medical towers, in addition to proposing 8 diabetes centers out of 21 diabetes centers, 11 dental centers and 13 medical laboratories and blood banks. These projects, with a total cost of 41 billion Riyals, cover all regions and provinces of the Kingdom. Such projects are expected to contribute to enhancing health services, developing and introducing more health services in all MOH facilities in order to meet both the Leaders’ expectations and the needs of the public.
 
Furthermore, Dr. Al Rabeeah pointed out that the Ministry of Health is witnessing a quantum leap and a comprehensive dynamic development in all its services and facilities, harnessed for serving the patients. To that end, the MOH has developed and implemented several programs designed to serve patients under the slogan of “Patient First”.
 
The Ministry has set a strategic plan for the next ten years (2010-2020), under the slogan “Patient First”, aiming to improve the quality of health services provided by the Ministry to be at the same level of health services in developed countries. The strategic plan went through 12 months of being discussed and studied in addition to several research and workshops, which lasted about 12 complete months. It aims to adopt an integrated and comprehensive health care, create an institutional work environment, enhance the quality level, measure and monitor performance, hire qualified personnel, develop e-health and information systems, and achieve the optimal use of resources, as well as the application of healthcare economy and financing it.
 
In conclusion, Dr. Al Rabeeah prayed that Allah Almighty will grant health to everyone, protect the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz, and His Crown Prince,  and bless our beloved Kingdom with safety and prosperity.
 



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