Ministry of Justice and Mashroat sign MoU

The MoU was signed by Undersecretary for Joint Services at the Ministry of Justice Abdulrahman Al-Khorayef and Secretary General of the Board of Directors and Director General of Mashroat Ahmed bin Motair Al-Balawi.
Updated 06 May 2019
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Ministry of Justice and Mashroat sign MoU

The Ministry of Justice and the National Program to Support the Management of Projects in Public Entities (Mashroat) have signed a memorandum of understanding, whereby Mashroat will provide consultancy and technical support services to increase the effectiveness, efficiency and sustainability of national infrastructure projects, in line with the goals of the Saudi Vision 2030.
The MoU was signed by Undersecretary for Joint Services at the Ministry of Justice Abdulrahman Al-Khorayef and Secretary General of the Board of Directors and Director General of Mashroat Ahmed bin Motair Al-Balawi. Also present at the signing ceremony were Deputy Minister of Justice Shaikh Saad bin Mohammed Al-Saif and Assistant Minister of Economy and Planning Khalid bin Saud Al-Shunaifi.
Al-Khorayef said: “The MoU supports the ministry’s drive to ensure that all projects are managed and delivered on time and to the highest standards and specifications by bolstering partnerships with national sectors, agencies and programs. In addition, it affirms the ministry’s commitment to constructive collaboration to achieve the aspirations of the Kingdom and its vision.”
Al-Balawi said: “The signing is the latest of numerous accords Mashroat has signed with various government sectors to spearhead the transformation process. In doing so, we are empowering the project and facilities management offices in public agencies to develop a flexible environment to manage their projects and facilities more efficiently, which in turn increases the effectiveness and enhances the quality of our national infrastructure.”
He added: “This agreement will boost transparency as it allows for monitoring and assessing the performance of project and facilities management offices in the public sector. The resulting improvement in infrastructure will lead to better services to individuals and society as a whole in areas such as transport, housing, urban planning, natural and social environment, health care, economic and educational opportunities and security, thereby improving the overall quality of life in the Kingdom.”
The MoU is an implementation of a royal decree (No. 47004) dated May 31, 2018, pursuant to the Council of Ministers’ resolution stating that public entities shall establish project management offices in cooperation with Mashroat to follow up, coordinate and manage their projects and ensure their delivery.


CMRC admits first patients to new Saudi clinic

Updated 21 May 2019
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CMRC admits first patients to new Saudi clinic

Cambridge Medical and Rehabilitation Center (CMRC), a top post-acute rehabilitation and long-term care facility in the UAE, has admitted 15 patients to its first medical facility in Saudi Arabia. 

CMRC’s new 60-bed clinic, located between Dhahran and Alkhobar, aims to help patients requiring post-acute care and rehabilitation services to make large improvements in their quality of life through multidisciplinary rehabilitative therapies including physiatry, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, and multi-sensory room sessions. 

The facility is staffed by multiple clinical experts including GPs, internal medicine consultants, pediatricians, ICU intensivists, rehabilitation consultants, psychologists and therapists, and will service patients across the eastern region of Saudi Arabia. 

It follows the same clinical procedures and protocols successfully implemented in facilities in the UAE, similarly benefiting from the center’s international partnership with the Spaulding Rehabilitation Network, a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School, and accreditations from Joint Commission International, CARF and Planetree.

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CMRC, a portfolio company of health care specialist investor TVM Capital Healthcare, also operates facilities in Abu Dhabi and Al-Ain in the UAE.

CMRC Group CEO Dr. Howard S. Podolsky said: “We expand into countries where there is notable demand for post-acute care and rehabilitation services. Like many countries around the world, Saudi Arabia is experiencing a rise in the incidence of non-communicable diseases, birth defects, and life-threatening injuries. Our new facility brings our world-class medical treatment, care, and rehabilitation therapies to the Kingdom through a truly patient-centric approach.”

He added: “We look forward to helping families in the region improve their quality of life and using our international expertise and specialized workforce to support the government of Saudi Arabia’s focus on health care development, as part of Saudi Vision 2030.” 

CMRC, a portfolio company of health care specialist investor TVM Capital Healthcare, also operates facilities in Abu Dhabi and Al-Ain in the UAE.

Dr. Helmut Schuehsler, CEO of TVM Capital Healthcare and board member of CMRC, said: “We believe that private equity investment should be a force for good, and that by working in health care, we have a real opportunity to make a difference to patients’ lives. Therefore, we conceptualized and invested in CMRC in the UAE to cater to those in need of post-acute care and an elevated level of rehabilitation. CMRC grew to be the leading post-acute care and rehabilitation provider in the UAE. We are very happy to bring the offer to the people of Saudi Arabia now.”

CMRC offers both inpatient services at its medical centers and outpatient therapy, where patients follow a rehabilitation program after discharge. The company employs more than 500 staff members across all facilities.