2001 News Story

Crown Prince orders State coverage of septuplets' expenses

Deputy Prime Minister and Commander of the National Guard Crown Prince Abdullah bin Abdulaziz has issued orders that the Government of Saudi Arabia will cover the medical expenses of Fahd Al-Gahtani, the Saudi national on scholarship in the United States whose wife gave birth last Friday to septuplets in Georgetown University Hospital in Washington DC. Minister of Health Dr. Osama Shobokshi remarked that this gesture towards a countryman pursuing postgraduate study overseas underlines the care taken by the Saudi government to serve all of its people.