SR1bn projects to improve health care in Al-Jouf

Updated 21 March 2014

SR1bn projects to improve health care in Al-Jouf

Al-Jouf Gov. Prince Fahd bin Bandar has launched several projects worth SR1 billion in the region and thanked Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques for his efforts in improving the lives of citizens.
“The health projects are the first of their kind in Al-Jouf and include the King Abdulaziz Specialist Hospital and its affiliated centers and the Prince Miteb bin Abdulaziz Hospital,” Prince Fahd said after launching the projects and laying the foundation stone for other projects in the region.
Foundation stones were laid for 16 medical warehouses at the cost of SR64 million and an outpatient clinic at Dumat Al-Jandal Hospital, in addition to residential projects and mental health hospitals in Sakaka and Tabarjal Hospital to be built in two phases.
“The health facilities have also been equipped with the latest technological and medical equipment to keep pace with medical advances being witnessed by the world around us,” said the prince.
Abdullah bin Fahd Al-Hussein, president of Saudi Press Agency, said that Al-Jouf now includes the largest medical establishments, as well as specialized medical centers in dental medicine and diabetes equipped with the latest medical equipment in the world, to provide the people of Al-Jouf with health care in different sub-specialities.
Other medical projects will also be launched in the region in the next few months. These include a women’s and children’s hospital, regional laboratory, anti-poison center and kidney disease center to complete medical services needed by citizens in the region.
Al-Hussein also said that such medical services create employment opportunities in the region and stressed the importance of the media’s role in highlighting health facilities and the medical services they offer.

Saudi Crown Prince calls for decisive international position against Iran: interview 

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Saudi Crown Prince calls for decisive international position against Iran: interview 

  • Talking to Asharq Al Awsat, Mohammad Bin Salman says Kingdom doesn’t seek war but will defend itself against threats 
  • Says killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi was “painful crime” and that strategic ties with US are key to regional stability 

JEDDAH:  Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Saturday said Saudi Arabia does not seek war but will also not shy away from confronting any threats.

He called for a decisive international position against Iran and said the regime in Tehran didn’t even respect the presence of Japanese PM Shinzo Abe when it attacked two tankers, one of them carrying the Japanese flag. 

The crown prince’s comments came in an interview with Arab News’ sister publication Asharq Al Awsat.

The heir to the Saudi throne said the Kingdom will continue to support Sudan and wishes nothing but good for Yemen. However, Saudi Arabia would never accept having a militia serving the Iranian agenda at its border, he said. 

He also described the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi as a “very painful crime.” He added that the Kingdom seeks to achieve full justice and accountability. 

As for the Aramco IPO, the crown prince says it is expected to occur at some time between 2020 and the beginning of 2021. 

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