Saudi Arabia increases health spending for 2002:
This article was originally published in Clinica
Despite a sizeable budget deficit prediction for 2002, Saudi Arabia has allocated additional funding to the healthcare sector. The healthcare budget will rise by SR900 million ($240 million) to SR 22.8 billion in 2002, an increase of 4.1%. This means that 11.3% of the nation's budget will be spent on healthcare next year. The government has increased healthcare spending in order to continue its hospital building programme, reports the Middle East Economic Digest.