The Ministry of Health signed today a contract for the privatization and partnership project between the public and private sectors, with the winning consortium, to manage and operate radiology departments in 7 hospitals within the scope of the second and third health clusters in Riyadh, as part of the transformational efforts and initiatives undertaken by the Ministry to achieve the goals of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 and its programs to reach a vibrant society whose members enjoy a full and healthy life.
The signing ceremony was witnessed by His Excellency the Deputy Minister of Health for Planning and Development, Eng. Abdulaziz bin Hamad Al-Rumaih, in the presence of the Deputy Executive Director for Legal Affairs at the National Center for Privatization, Mr. Sultan Al-Qahtani, and the Deputy Executive Director for Privatization Consultancy at the National Center for Privatization, Mr. Abdulaziz Al-Mulhim, and the Ministry of Health was represented in signing the contract by the Assistant Undersecretary for Investment, Dr. Ibrahim Al-Omar.
The Ministry of Health explained that the project, which was presented earlier in cooperation with the National Center for Privatization, is a partnership project with the private sector that extends for (10) years aimed at facilitating access to diagnostic services for more than one million five hundred thousand beneficiaries, by raising the absorptive capacity, and reducing the time required to obtain and improve services, in the capital Riyadh and all governorates within the scope of the second and third health cluster, stressing that the service will be free of charge without any financial burdens on the beneficiaries, in accordance with best practices and international standards applied in this field, and using the latest medical imaging devices.
The ministry indicated that the alliance company will equip the seven departments with all needs, carry out maintenance operations throughout the contract period and partner with the Ministry of Health.
The winning consortium is the Riyadh-based alliance of Alliance Medical, which includes King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre (KFSH&RC), the UAE’s Nexus Gulf Healthcare in the UK and Alliance Medical Group, the leading imaging services provider in Europe and the UK.