2006 News Story

Kingdom to establish 11 new psychiatric hospitals

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz has directed that 11 new psychiatric hospitals be established in Saudi Arabia.

Minister of Health Dr Hamad Al-Manei said that each hospital will have a capacity of 200-300 beds. They will be known as “Al-Amal Complexes” and will provide care to those suffering from psychiatric illnesses as well as addicts. The hospitals are expected to be completed within three years.