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Chronically ill patients take up 25% of beds in Saudi government hospitals

05 July 2010

Around 25% of beds in Saudi government hospitals are occupied by patients with incurable chronic diseases, the old and the disabled, Arab News has reported. "Such patients need health care more than medication. There is a great shortage in organizations that provide health care services to people who are long-term ill," Dr Nawwaf Al-Harithy, director of the health affairs department in Hail, told a two-day medical conference in Jeddah.

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