(MENAFN - Arab News) A senior official at the ministry of health said sunday that 63 new hospitals will be constructed in the next five years increasing the number of beds nationwide to 68000 from the existing 38000.
Salah al-mazroa deputy minister of health for engineering affairs and supplies said arrangements for the forthcoming saudi health exhibition and conference are in full swing.
'the upcoming show is all the more significant in light of the fact that the kingdom has embarked on a major five-year expansion program" he said
The official stressed the importance of the saudi health exhibition and conference scheduled to be held from may 19 to 21 which he said is an ideal platform to exchange expertise and learn about the latest products technologies and international trends in the health care industry
The health ministry will support the show which will be held at the riyadh international convention and exhibition center (ricec)
The saudi health exhibition and conference 2014 is being organized in cooperation with the riyadh exhibitions company (rec) and the informa life sciences exhibitions.
The event is expected to be attended by over 300 exhibitors from local regional and international medical companies as well as health care service providers agents suppliers and distributors to shed light on the latest products technologies and services available to health care specialists from various industry fields
The exhibition will feature nine cme-accredited conferences to highlight significant health issues in the kingdom and the region at large.