Saudis consume 65 percent of pharmaceuticals imported to the Gulf
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia consumes 65 percent of all the pharmaceutical products imported to the Gulf region, reported Al-Bayan. A recently issued report by the Investment & Financing House attributed the high demand for pharmaceuticals in Saudi Arabia to the Kingdom’s large number of hospitals and medical centers.
Recently publicized statistics reveal that there are 314 hospitals in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with a total capacity of 45,729 beds, reported Al-Bayan. The Ministry of Health operates 186 of these hospitals, state-owned agencies operate 39 and the private sector operates 89 hospitals. In addition, there are 1,756 medical clinics in the Kingdom. — (menareport.com)
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