2003 News Story

Kingdom's hospitals ready to receive Iraqi patients

Deputy Prime Minister and Commander of the National Guard Crown Prince Abdullah bin Abdulaziz has ordered that 100 beds be set aside by the National Guard hospitals in Riyadh, Jeddah and Hofuf, for the treatment of Iraqi war-wounded. The Crown Prince has been urging the Saudi authorities to accept as many Iraqi patients as possible in a major relief program launched by the government to alleviate the suffering of the Iraqi people. The Kingdom has already sent a 100-bed field hospital to Baghdad with 35 Saudi doctors and over 150 paramedical staff who are providing a variety of health services.