The Saudi Ministry of Health intends to build 2,000 health centers in the Kingdom following the allocation of SR41 billion for health, welfare, education and development projects from this year's budget surplus.
Providing this information to Arab News, Dr. Mohammad Ba-Sulaiman, supervisor general of health centers department in the ministry, said a contract for the construction of 150 health centers has already been awarded to Saudi Oger.
According to Ba-Sulaiman, the project would be taken up in phases, beginning with the first batch of 150 centers this year. He noted that the ministry has divided primary health centers (PHC) into three categories - A, B and C - depending on the population of the areas.
Category A would cater for areas with a population of 15,000 to 25,000, while Category B would serve a population of 5,000 to 15,000. Areas inhabited by less than 5,000 people would be served by PHCs in category C. (menareport.com)
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