MOH News
Governor of Tabuk Region Places the Foundation of a Number of Health Projects
04 April 2012
   His Royal Highness Prince Fahd bin Sultan, Governor of Tabuk Region, said, “We thank Allah - be He glorified and exalted - for these blessings, and thanks to the father of all, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, and His Royal Highness the Crown Prince – May Allah protect them.” He accentuated the desire of the guardian of this country, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, to provide citizens and residents with health services. He also added that there is absolutely no excuse for us, because all the potentials provided by the Kingdom - May Allah bless it - to all sectors including the health sector, double the responsibility of each official.
 
This announcement was made by His Royal Highness Prince Fahad bin Sultan on Tuesday evening, in the presence of His Excellency the Minister of Health, Dr. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Rabeeah, during the ceremony held on the occasion of putting the foundation stone for a number of Health Projects in Tabuk Region. He added that the Kingdom is witnessing qualitative developmental movements of health services, which it has not seen before and. He said, “We must be fair and give credit to all workers at the Ministry of Health (MOH) for this movement and for all what we are witnessing: the health movement of hospitals, programs, and plans and the rising in the level of health services throughout the Kingdom.
 
Meanwhile, Prince Fahad expressed his thanks to Dr. Al-Rabeeah, and all officials of the Ministry, especially the Health officials of Tabuk, calling upon them to achieve the ambitions and aspirations of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and His Royal Highness the Crown Prince. He added that the Minister of Health is not a stranger to the region. He has refused to go to his residence and went straight to check on the Health Projects in the Region and met the executive contractors for these projects and the Prince wished to celebrate soon with his Excellency the opening of these projects.
 
His Royal Highness Prince Fahad explained that His Excellency the Minister, Dr. Al-Rabeeah, assured for him that MOH is working day and night to complete all the health projects and the development of health services in the region. His Highness has answered a question about the opening of the Medical City in the Region saying that the names do not mean anything, but what is most important is the type of service and quality. His Highness has put the foundation stone for the Establishment of Gynecology, Obstetrics and Children Hospital with a capacity of 200 beds at a cost of (409,170,000) riyals. Then he put the foundation stone for the construction of a Mental Health and Addiction Treatment Hospital with a capacity of 200 beds at a cost of (200) million riyals.
 
Next, his Highness put the foundation stone for the construction and equipping the Regional Laboratory Project, the Blood Bank and the Poison Center at a financial cost of 60 million riyals. After that, he put the foundation stone for the construction of four warehouses in Tabuk, Taymaa, and Al Wajh at a cost of 16 million riyals. He also put the foundation stone for the construction of the Housing Buildings for the staff of King Fahd Specialist Hospital, Duba Hospital, Taymaa Hospital and Umluj Hospital at a cost of (190) million riyals. Then, His Highness attended the signing of the project contract of Gynecology, Obstetrics, and Children Hospital, which was signed by his Excellency, the Minister of Health, Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, with the executing institution of the project.

His Excellency, the Minister of Health, has delivered a speech in which he explained that the Kingdom lives this prosperous auspicious era under the leadership of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, and his highness the Crown Prince – May God protect them - where the service of the citizen and his sponsorship was put at the forefront of their priorities to ensure his security and integrity and to bring him health, happiness and well-being with the help of God.
 
He explained that Health Care comes at the forefront of the concerns of countries of the modern world because of its positive impact on human life, his productivity and his happiness. And then the directives of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques –May God endorse him- came to provide a comprehensive and integrated health care, with a high quality to achieve the principles of justice, comprehensiveness and balance among the regions of our dear kingdom, stressing that according to these wise directives, the Ministry of Health has developed its strategy for the next ten years based on these High Standards. The ministry assured its approach of justice, transparency, integrity, and institutional work based on the collective decision.

His Excellency said: “Today we, in precious Tabuk Region, have to celebrate of the generous patronage of his Royal Highness, Prince Fahd Bin Sultan Bin Abdulaziz, to put the foundation stone for projects of goodness and blessing, such as the Gynecology, Obstetrics, and Children Hospital, the Mental Health Hospital, the Regional Laboratory, the Central Warehouses and Staff Housing Buildings. The Ministry has also started operating two hospitals and 30 health centers during the past three years.”
 
He added that the Ministry is going to complete important projects that include hospitals, many health centers, a diabetes center, a dental center and other important projects for a total cost of about two billion riyals. His Excellency, the Minister of Health, drew attention to the fact that the National Project for Integrated and Comprehensive Health Care is the main substrate of the strategic plan and it achieves integrated health system for each zone according to international and local standards, and there we are today putting the foundation stone for some components of this ambitious project which has been approved by the commander of our journey and the sponsor of our renaissance, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques - May God preserve him - to be the basis for the Ministry's plans.And we'll celebrate, in the near future - God willing – the end of the Specialist Hospital in the Region to be - with God's help - a healthy reference that eases the suffering of the population of this region.

His Highness, in the end of delivering his speech, expressed his thanks to the sponsor of the event for his interest and support for all projects in the region, hoping that the executing companies and institutions continue their work with speed, quality and excellence, for the health and safety of the citizen. For his part,the General Manager of Health Affairs in Tabuk Region, Dr. Ali Bin Makbol Al Ghamdi, delivered a speech welcoming the Royal Highness Prince Fahd Bin Sultan and the audience, and said: "The provision of health services in a way which meets the citizen's aspiration is a great challenge we face every day, and therefore, the Directorate General of Health Affairs in Tabuk Region, seeks to achieve the vision of the ministry in the provision of integrated and comprehensivehealth care for the population with the highest levels that are subject to the standards of quality and that are in line with the global developments".
 
Dr. Al Ghamdi confirmed that the support of the Government of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and His Highness the Crown Prince –May God protect them –which is shown in the large budgets for health projects in Tabuk Region, is something that we are all proud of. He explained that the placement of His Highness, the Prince of Tabuk Region, of the foundation stone for these project is the completion of the path of these projects that were run and those that are still underway, the most important of which is King Fahd Specialist Hospital which will be completed soon - God willing - to meet the aspirations of the rulers - God protect them - and the satisfaction of the citizens. Dr. Ghamdi, on behalf of all employees of the Health of Tabuk region, also gave thanks and appreciation to His Highness the prince of Tabuk Region. At the end of the ceremony, His Excellency the Minister of Healthgave a commemorative gift on this occasion for His Highness the prince of Tabuk Region. It’s worth noting that a number of officials and a group of the people of Tabuk Region have attended this ceremony.
 



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