Health Care Advancements in Gulf Countries

The reports revealed that the ruler was suffering from pneumonia and has to make use of breathing tubes for short span of time period. The authorities also revealed that he will be taking rest for a week along with his medical course at the King Abdulaziz Medical City in Riyadh under the surveillance of local doctors.

It is expected tendency of gulf leaders to opt for foreign medical treatment rather than preferring their own nation. Some of the instances are King Abdullah himself and Sultan Qaboos of Oman to prefer Morocco and Germany respectively

But this current decision of the ruler has set a patronage alarm to consider health care sector of the kingdom.

The case of malfunctioning of MERS

The nation has recently obtained a non positive perusal in the field due to eruption of Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) during which eruption has been found in 11 MERS including two health workers in the cases. As a result King Fahd Hospital had been terminated for a week.

The act didn’t halted there but also culminated when the entire department has been dismissed and replaced without any corrupted staff. The health minister had also been expelled and replacement has been called for in Saudi and Swedish research experts. This is to examine and study the health systems that will be introduced in health care system in is short period.

Budgets, Figures and planning of health care sector:

This movement to advance the health facilities of the nation is not rumor or myth. But this has been seriously taken by the government which encouraged sources to advance the health sector instead of budget losses due to decrease in oil prices in the year of 2011.The budget plan of 2015 is expected to have a plan of about SR860bn ($229.3bn) in the direction of education and health as the strong beam in the same direction. Thus government is concentrating truly to improve and advance the medical needs which are quite clear from the figures. Also this investment is about 44 percent of the total budget of the year. Similarly health and social affairs occupy 18.6 percent of the share in the budget plan of 2015 and is assumed to have hiked of all the other plans by the government to rise by 48 percent on every year up to SR160bn ($42.7bn).

Adding amazement to all this, the announcements of 27 new hospitals and health care centers in addition to 117 extending construction of hospitals, establishment of about eight medical cities have no bounds. Last year 4500 bed services has been extended in hospital construction and it is expected that by the end of construction of all the projects of huge health service centers and hospitals there will be more than 24000 bed services in the country capital.


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