(MENAFN) Riyadh and Jeddah will see the construction of two medical cities, under the directives of King Abdullah, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, Saudi Gazette reported.
Prince Muhammad Bin Naif, Minister of Interior was quoted by official news agency (SPA) as saying that the two medical cities will come under the Ministry of Interior and will receive cases referred to them from different medical facilities and the network of Ministry of Interior hospitals.
Construction of the two medical cities will take three years, and each will have an accommodation capacity of 1668 beds.
The projects will have a general hospital and centers for the treatment of injuries and accident cases as well as those relating to burns, tumor and blood diseases, and units for computerized and heart surgeries.
Each city will also have specialist hospitals for mental health, treatment of addiction, and a 580-bed gynecology and obstetrics hospital, information and computer center, residential buildings, support services buildings, main mosque and smaller mosques scattered within the city and a car park building.