Aramco to run delayed East Jeddah Hospital
Acting Health Minister Adel Fakeih has commissioned Saudi Aramco to help run the East Jeddah Hospital, which should have been operational two years ago.
The Jeddah health department issued a press release last month promising that the hospital would open by the end of April this year, but this did not happen because the facility allegedly lacked certain supplies and equipment.
Khalid Al-Falih, Saudi Aramco’s chief executive officer, visited the hospital and had discussions with the administration team on the obstacles causing the delay. He promised to solve the problems with the Ministry of Health.
The hospital is meant to offer comprehensive treatment and diagnostic services, with a kidney center, emergency section, and a one-day surgery facility. It will have 500 beds, with 200 reserved for emergencies and accident victims. There will be 80 intensive care beds, and a 60-bed unit for dialysis.
It has four modern towers with various sections, including obstetrics, gynecology, maternity, dentistry, cardiology, outpatient, internal medicine, pulmonary diseases, and oncology.
The hospital would provide additional services in the city, which has a shortage of medical facilities. The King Fahd and King Abdul Aziz hospitals currently bear the workload in the city.