66.5% of doctors in Saudi public hospitals are foreigners

Updated 15 May 2017

66.5% of doctors in Saudi public hospitals are foreigners

JEDDAH – Foreign doctors constituted 66.5 percent of 42,768 doctors working at public hospitals according to a 2016 survey.
There are a total of 28,464 expatriate doctors while Saudis numbered 14,304.
The survey, which was published by local media, showed that the number of male and female nurses totaled 101,256. Saudis account for about 57.5 percent with a total of 58,274 nurses.
Saudi pharmacists accounted for 91.5 percent of 3,227 pharmacists working at public Ministry of Health hospitals.
The Ministry of Labor has recently halted the foreign recruitment of dentists in an effort to create more jobs for Saudi dentists in coordination with the Health Ministry.


First pilgrims leave under Eyab initiative

Updated 18 August 2019

First pilgrims leave under Eyab initiative

  • Al-Amoudi toured the exhibition dedicated to welcome Eyab’s beneficiaries

Saudi Minister of Transport and Chairman of the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA), Dr. Nabeel Al-Amoudi, oversaw the departure of the first 

group of pilgrims under the Eyab initiative on Saturday together with GACA President Abdulhadi bin Ahmed Al-Mansouri.

Eyab seeks to improve services provided to pilgrims, with the authority aiming to enrich pilgrims’ experience at the Kingdom’s airports. It is expected to benefit 30,000 pilgrims during this year’s Hajj season.

Al-Amoudi toured the exhibition dedicated to welcome Eyab’s beneficiaries, inspected the services available and received a briefing from the initiative’s officials.

GACA started an experimental implementation of Eyab this year, aimed at pilgrims returning to Indonesia, India and Malaysia through Jeddah’s King Abdul Aziz International Airport and Madinah’s Prince Mohammed bin Abdul Aziz Airport.