The Saudi Arabian Minster of Health, Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, recently announced the launch of specialized treatment facilities in Malaysia and Singapore for Saudis in a move aimed at providing top quality medical and clinical services for Saudi citizens. The Saudi government has now signed two agreements with the US-owned HCA Hospitals and Parkway Ltd in Singapore, two agreements which according to Al-Rabeeah are “a quality shift that would simplify the treatment of Saudis abroad until their return home in a totally professional and scientific manner under the framework of an integrated program.”
The two agreements involves an exchange of doctors and nurses, bringing Malaysian and Singaporean staff to Saudi Arabia under a doctors’ visiting program, particularly to hospitals in remote areas. He continues, “It will also improve the ministry’s recently launched home care service, single-day surgeries and health administration”.
The HCA owns six hospitals and a number of centers for marrow and organ transplants, stem cell treatments, and treatment and surgery for tumors, in addition to patient assistance such as translation services and logistics.
The Parkway Ltd. is a group of impressive 13 hospitals in Singapore and other Asian countries known for providing health services of a high standard.
With these agreements, the Saudi Arabian government takes another step towards the trend in medical travel, with not only patients going abroad for medical and healthcare treatments, but with physicians going abroad for training and practice.Saudis to Get Hospital Service Abroad