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April 20, 2013

King to open 500-bed hospital in Riyadh

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Riyadh, Apr 20: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah will open the 500-bed Prince Mohammed Bin Abdulaziz Hospital in Riyadh on April 28, Health Minister Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah announced here yesterday.

The hospital cost SR 455 million to build and is located on 120,000 square meters.

The minister thanked King Abdullah and Crown Prince Salman, deputy premier and minister of defense, for helping to complete the project on time.

The hospital was originally named the Eastern Riyadh Hospital, but was subsequently changed to Prince Mohammed Bin Abdulaziz Hospital by King Abdullah in November 2011.

Al-Rabeeah said the hospital is a world-class facility. It is situated in the Al-Rayan district in the east of the capital and consists of five floors and has 15 operating theaters and one for emergency surgeries.

The other facilities are a radiology unit, mammogram screening section, a center for burns, laboratory, blood bank, physiotherapy section, rehabilitation treatment department, and an emergency unit with 102 beds, the largest such section in the region.

Health ministry spokesman Khalid Al-Mirghalani told Arab News yesterday that the facility is one of the city's largest hospitals, and strategically located to serve citizens and residents in the eastern part of Riyadh. It was built and designed according to stringent US standards.

The ground floor of the hospital consists of the main lobby, the administration, medical records, library, classrooms, lecture hall, procurement and finance department, dining halls, laboratories, blood bank, radiology unit, the emergency unit, and the rehabilitation center (physical therapy). The outpatient clinics cover internal medicine, respiratory ailments, pediatrics, gynecology, dentistry, diabetes, urology, dermatology and kidney diseases.

King to open 500-bed hospital in Riyadh

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