RIYADH: Riyadh Gov. Prince Faisal bin Bandar on Thursday opened the 300-bed King Abdullah University Hospital (KAUH) on behalf of King Salman.
KAUH, at Princess Nourah Bint Abdulrahman University (PNU) in the Saudi capital, is a teaching hospital with outpatient clinics, operation theaters and an emergency department.
Its areas of specialization include women’s health, adolescent health, and child growth and development. Other specialized clinics include obstetrics and gynecology, internal medicine, surgery, pediatrics and urology.
The governor took a tour of the facility, and met with patients and heads of various departments.
During the ceremony, the Pioneer Award for Health Science Researchers for women was also announced.
The ceremony was attended by Prince Miteb bin Abdullah, national guard minister; Prince Turki bin Abdullah, executive director of the King Abdullah Foundation; Dr. Ahmed Al-Issa, minister of education; Abdullah Al-Qarni, undersecretary of Riyadh region; and Dr. Ahmed bin Mohammed Abu Aba, executive director of KAUH.
Abu Aba said the hospital is geared toward achieving the aims of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030.
In line with its objective, he said the hospital combines services with education and scientific research.

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