Saudi efforts to diversify economy are achieving results, Cabinet hears

King Salman chaired the session in Jeddah on Tuesday. (SPA)
Updated 08 May 2019

Saudi efforts to diversify economy are achieving results, Cabinet hears

  • The cabinet was briefed on the latest financial figures

JEDDAH: The quarterly report on Saudi Arabia’s general budget for the fiscal year 2019 shows an improvement in performance, as a result of the efforts being made by the government to implement reforms designed to achieve economic diversification and financial sustainability, the cabinet heard on Tuesday.

During a meeting at Al-Salam palace in Jeddah, chaired by King Salman, the Cabinet was briefed on the latest financial figures, and how they reflect the government’s commitment to transparency, financial disclosure, enhancement of governance and control of the general budget, and achieving the objectives of the financial equilibrium program.

The king instructed all government agencies and private service providers to offer the millions of worshipers who have come to Saudi Arabia for Umrah the best possible services, and highest possible levels of security, safety and comfort.

The king thanked the leaders and heads of state of sisterly and friendly countries, and his fellow Saudi citizens, for their congratulations on the start of the holy month.


Health Ministry treats 649,690 Hajj pilgrims

The number of participants in serving pilgrims this year reached 30,000 employees of the Ministry of Health. (SPA)
Updated 24 August 2019

Health Ministry treats 649,690 Hajj pilgrims

  • For the first time this year, the ministry used robotic technology for medical consultations, which gave hospitals in Mina remote access to consultants in micro specialties

RIYADH: The Ministry of Health has revealed specialized services provided by its hospitals and health centers in Makkah, Madinah and holy sites for pilgrims during Hajj.
The ministry said that the number of pilgrims who received treatment in hospitals and health centers reached 649,690.
The number of participants in serving pilgrims this year reached 30,000 employees of the Ministry of Health, while 25 hospitals were prepared in Makkah and Madinah, with a total capacity of 5,000 beds.
For the first time this year, the ministry used robotic technology for medical consultations, which gave hospitals in Mina remote access to consultants in micro specialties.