of Health Dr. Osama Shobokshi signed here yesterday contracts worth
over SR13.91 million with 21 medical companies for the purchase of
medical equipment and stationery for the Riyadh Medical Complex.
from the ministry and Riyadh Medical Complex, as well as
representatives of the medical companies, were present at the signing
The medical complex
had earlier received a donation of around SR54 million from Custodian
of the Two Holy Mosques King Fahd for the development of its services.
This was the second
contract of its kind to be signed by Dr. Shobokshi, who had concluded
in February last year contracts worth over SR5.22 million with nine
medical establishments and companies for importing medical equipment
and supplies for the artificial kidney unit at the Riyadh Medical
Earlier, King Fahd
had also donated funds for the development of the kidney washing unit
at the medical complex.
When completed, it
will be one of the biggest specialized kidney centers in the Mideast.
state-of-the-art medical facilities, the center will serve up to 700
kidney patients. Currently, about 400 patients benefit from the
service at the artificial kidney unit.
The Riyadh Medical
Complex, formerly known as the Shumeisy Central Hospital, offered free
medical services to Saudis and expatriates until the mid ‘90s.
However, after a government regulation that resulted in expatriates
having to be treated at private hospitals, the medical complex now
caters mainly to Saudis.
handling kidney patients, the complex has made a name for itself in
other fields. According to Dr. Abdullah Al-Zabin of King Fahd National
Guard Hospital, the complex recently treated a rare case of Dubin-Johnson
Source: Arab News©