When the medical city is operational it will house some 3,000 employees, the majority of whom are expected to be recruited locally. There are more than 300 hospitals in the kingdom, both general and specialised, with a total capacity of some 45,800 beds. The Health Ministry manages about 70 per cent of these facilities, while the remainder are privately operated. The government has targeted healthcare as one of the sectors it would like to see opened up to further private investment. In mid January the Finance & National Economy Ministry announced plans to privatise the 520-bed King Faisal Specialist Hospital in Riyadh.