Saudi must increase medical staff and facilities

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As Saudi Arabia’s population ages and requires more trained medical staff, an expected 7,000 medical professionals will be needed within the next 10 years.  As the population increases and ages, more hospitals, outpatient facilities, and doctors will be called upon to service them.  A new $18 billion health strategy is being implemented to address the shortages.

Currently, Saudi is extremely reliant on ex-pat medical staff, but it hopes to educate and employ more Saudi Arabian nationals to fill the void.  Incentives will be offered to both nationals and ex-pats to ensure qualified candidates are hired.  Saudi also hopes to spend more on preventative care, such as making sure all residents have a primary care doctor and focusing on widespread diseases like heart disease and diabetes, in order to reduce emergency costs.

 

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As Saudi Arabia’s population ages and requires more trained medical staff, an expected 7,000 medical professionals will be needed within the next 10 years.  As the population increases and ages, more hospitals, outpatient facilities, and doctors will be called upon to service them.  A new $18 billion health strategy is being implemented to address the shortages.

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As Saudi Arabia’s population ages and requires more trained medical staff, an expected 7,000 medical professionals will be needed within the next 10 years.  As the population increases and ages, more hospitals, outpatient facilities, and doctors will be called upon to service them.  A new $18 billion health strategy is being implemented to address the shortages.

Currently, Saudi is extremely reliant on ex-pat medical staff, but it hopes to educate and employ more Saudi Arabian nationals to fill the void.  Incentives will be offered to both nationals and ex-pats to ensure qualified candidates are hired.  Saudi also hopes to spend more on preventative care, such as making sure all residents have a primary care doctor and focusing on widespread diseases like heart disease and diabetes, in order to reduce emergency costs.

 

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