Saudi Govt. allocates SAR 242.7 million for healthcare development

Infotech Lead Middle East: The Saudi Government has allocated SAR 242.7 million for developing healthcare under its Ninth Development Plan during 2010 to 2014.

This figure is almost 17 percent of the total federal budget and 82.4 percent higher than the last five-year plan in keeping with the Government’s focus on further development of infrastructure and healthcare personnel.

The population of the Gulf states is expected to double by 2025 and correspondingly they will need to increase hospital capacity by doubling their current annual spend of around $30 billion.

The Saudi Ministry of Health (MoH) has teamed up with HIMSS to organize the upcoming ‘Saudi Ministry of Health & HIMSS Middle East Conference and Exhibition’ that will be held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Riyadh from April 30 to May 1, 2013.

HIMSS is a US based non-profit organization that advocates the optimal use of IT and management systems for advanced healthcare. HIMSS will help the Saudi MoH to host the collaborative event that will focus on healthcare IT integration and development.

CompuGroup Medical (CGM), an IT Healthcare solutions provider in the Middle East and Turkey and a Diamond Sponsor of the event, will showcase its products such as Cortex and CNG, along with its new application iCNG.

CGM will use the MoH-HIMSS event as a platform to stress on the importance of equipping healthcare organizations with evolving and sustainable solutions that can ensure continuous return on investment while driving down total cost of ownership.

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