Saudi Arabia has announced plans to build two new medical cities in Riyadh and Jeddah following a direction from the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah.
The medical cities will come under the Ministry of Interior, Interior Minister Prince Muhammad bin Naif was quoted as saying by an Arab News report.
The minister said King Abdullah’s gesture reflects his care for the security officers and their families, and added that the medical cities will provide specialised health services to all citizens.
Meanwhile, a 800-bed hospital will be established at Taibah University in Madinah. Higher Education Minister Khaled Al-Anqari has signed a contract to implement the project, the report said.
It will have 750 doctors and teaching staff, 2,350 students, 475 nurses, 800 patients, 700 administrators and workers, 2,850 visitors and will have a capacity to hold more than 10,000 people.