Riyadh - SPA
Saudi Health Minister: KSA's Health Sector is Largest In All Middle East Countries With An Expenditure Up to More than SR 150 Billion
Saudi Minister of Health Dr. Tawfiq bin Fawzan Al-Rabiah said that the
health sector in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is the largest among Middle
East countries with an expenditure exceeding SR 150 billion.
In an inauguration speech at the Global Health Exhibition here
today, he pointed out that the challenges in the health sector are
similar to those of other countries represented in financial
sustainability due to the steadily rising cost of health services, the
scarcity of health staff, the demographic change of the population,
increasing in percentage of aging population , chronic diseases and the
accessibility of health services.