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Najran to build five hospitals

May 2017

The Saudi government has launched health projects worth more than SR1.1 billion ($293 million) in Najran.

The projects include development of five modern hospitals, two healthcare units, a specialised dental centre and 13 primary health care centres, reported Arab News.

These projects were unveiled by Najran governor Prince Jiluwi bin Abdulaziz bin Musaed in the presence of Health Minister Dr Tawfiq Al Rabiah and other officials.

The prime ones are the new 200-bed Najran General Hospital to be built at a cost of SR210.3 million ($56 million); the 200-bed Al Amal Complex for Mental Health at a cost of SR235.3 million ($26.7 million); the 50-bed Khubash General Hospital for SR60.8 million ($16.2 million) and the Specialized Dental Center with a 40-clinic capacity for SR36.3 million ($9.2 million), it stated.

Also, Prince Jiluwi unveiled plans to develop the infrastructure for King Khalid Hospital, at a total cost of SR97.3 million ($25.5 million); and a smart intensive care unit at the same hospital, with a 80-bed capacity, at a total cost of SR53.3 million ($14.2 million) besides the construction and equipping of three central warehouses at a total cost of SR25 million ($6.6 million).

The projects also include the inauguration of eight primary healthcare centres at a total cost of SR20 million ($5.3 million) and the construction and operation of five primary health care centres.

Al Rabiah said three new hospitals with 450-bed capacity have been launched, bringing the number of hospitals in the region to 11 hospitals with 1,350-bed capacity.

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