Minister of Health Dr. Abdullah bin Abdul-Aziz Al-Rabiah thanked the leadership on Cabinet's decision to double financial aid to Saudi patients and their companions who are referred for treatment outside their areas of residence or outside the country.
A patient who is referred for treatment to a medical facility located in another city within the kingdom is entitled to SR 300 financial aid per day for him/her and SR 300 for his/her companion. For referral outside the country, the patient receives SR 600 per day for him and SR 600 for his/her companion.
Minister of Health hailed this gesture as an evidence of the full support being extended to citizens by the Saudi government.
Ministry of Health spent SR 1.8 billion on medical care rendered to patients both inside and outside the kingdom during the previous fiscal year.