Deputy Prime Minister and Commander of the National Guard Crown Prince Abdullah bin Abdulaziz today inaugurated the National Guard's King Abdulaziz Medical City, and was briefed on all aspects of its services, including the National Center for Production of Vaccines. In his address, Executive Director for Health Affairs at the National Guard Dr. Fahd Al-Abduljabbar spoke of his department's programs for maintaining health services at the highest international standards, and how National Guard hospitals attract personnel with distinguished medical and technical qualifications. The Crown Prince was then greeted by a number of patients who have undergone heart surgery or liver transplantation at the National Guard's King Fahd Hospital.
The newly-opened King Abdulaziz Medical City is composed of several specialized centers, including one for heart disease and heart surgery and another for liver transplantation. There are a number of out-patient clinics, a dental center, an intensive care unit, and a long-term care complex.
Another project, for which funds are already earmarked, is construction of a faculty of medical science at the National Guard that will be affiliated with a top U.S. university. Seven of the around 1,000 places at the college will be reserved as scholarships for students from other health sectors in the Kingdom.