43% increase in ICU bed capacity in Riyadh hospitals

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Saudi Gazette report

RIYADH — The intensive care unit (ICU) bed capacity in Riyadh hospitals has been increased by 43 percent, the Ministry of Health said on Friday. The measure is part of the efforts to upgrade and improve health services in the region to meet the health needs of citizens and residents, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) quoted a press release from the ministry as saying.

The addition comes almost three months after the ministry had said that it would be adding approximately 3,500 beds to its Riyadh hospitals to meet the current demand.

The move is part of the Kingdom’s efforts to improve health services in the region to meet the health needs of citizens and residents, SPA cited the ministry as saying. It also comes as a continuation of applying the highest precautionary standards and preventive measures to address the novel coronavirus pandemic, the ministry said.


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