Saudi Arabia to create 21,000 health sector jobs:
This article was originally published in Clinica
In order to keep pace with an improvement of quality in Saudi Arabian healthcare, the health ministry is looking at ways to create some 21,000 jobs within the health sector. Representatives from the ministries of health, civil service and finance have been appointed to a panel examine possibilities of creating the posts over the next five years. Health minister Dr Osama Shubokshi stressed that it was important to provide incentives for doctors and medical staff to work in the public sector. "This is crucial, because public hospitals and health centres provide 70% of health services to Saudis," he said.