Makkah health facilities to get massive boost

Monday, July 27, 2015

Millions of Muslims from all over the world visit the Makkah region every year for Umrah and Haj. To cover all the emergencies and health requirements, the government plans to offer 10,454 beds with 20,000 health facilities in the next five years in different areas of the region.

Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal emphasized the importance of delivering the full range of health services at all provincial centers to the public.

He stressed the need to complete health projects in the region in accordance with the scheduled time without delay. The objectives and the advancement of medical services are needed by the holy sites and the people of, and visitors to, the region.

The health strategy takes into account the reality of curative and preventive services as well as manpower in the health sector in the region’s performance. Over the next five years, the workforce in health-related occupations in the region, now 36,877 employees, will rise to 70,085.

The projects currently under way are Jeddah Medical Tower for Childbirth and Children with the capacity of 400 beds; Eye Medical Tower in Jeddah with the capacity of 200; Psychiatric Hospital in Jeddah with a capacity of 500 beds; Al-Jamum Hospital with a capacity of 100 beds; Makkah Hospital with a capacity of 500 beds; Women’s Hospital in Qunfudah with the capacity of 200 beds; Amal Mental Hospital in Taif with a capacity of 500 beds; Children’s Hospital in Taif with 300 beds.

The projects that are under study for construction are King Faisal Medical Tower in Makkah with 200 beds; Children’s Hospital in Makkah with 300 beds; Bil-Harith Hospital with 50 beds; Qunfudah Hospital with 50 beds; King Fahd Medical Tower in Makkah with 200 beds; Namira Hospital with 50 beds; South Qunfudah Hospital with 100 beds; Umm Al-Doom Hospital in Taif with 50 beds; Al-Laith Hospital with 100 beds; North Jeddah Hospital with 200 beds; King Abdul Aziz Medical Tower in Makkah and King Faisal Hospital in Taif.