Saudi king assigns $107m for kidney patients
Riyadh, July 31, 2013
Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah, the custodian of the two holy mosques, has allocated SR400 million ($106.6 million) to support kidney patients in the kingdom, said a report.
The King Abdullah International Foundation for Humanitarian Works for which King Abdullah is the chairman of the board of trustees revealed the allocation, said the Arab News report.
"The programme is aimed at providing free medical treatment of international standards for kidney patients in the kingdom," Prince Khaled bin Abdullah, chairman of the foundation's board of directors was quoted as saying.
The foundation will supply 1,000 dialysis machines with a total capacity of treating up to 5,000 patients daily, said the prince, who thanked the king for his humanitarian gesture, said the report.