Al Rajhi Bank and King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre in Riyadh launched the complete refurnishing project for the “Specialist Centre”, which is part of the hospital. The centre offers its services to inpatients – May Allah bless them and heal them – and their companions, whose cases require long-term hospitalization, such as cancer and organ transplants; a project that the bank fully covers as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility programs.
The launch was attended by Mr. Omar Al Mudarra, Board Secretary and Chairman of the Bank's Corporate Governance Group, Mr. Ahmed Al-Haqil, Executive Advisor of Executive Affairs at the Hospital, and Dr. Hayel Al-Abdali, General Director of Medical Affairs at the hospital.
The centre includes 48 rooms and 10 suites as well as a restaurant, waiting rooms and other facilities, and is in close proximity to the hospital, making it easier and more convenient to supervise inpatients and their conditions. The centre also helps many patients in need, especially those coming from outside of Riyadh.
The bank’s support for the hospital stems from its belief in the importance and the need for solidarity between the private sector and public institutions for the greater good of the community, which in turn, ensures the provision of high-quality services to beneficiaries, in comparison to what is being offered globally.
It is important to mention that the bank implemented several projects and social programs. In the health sector, in addition to the project of refurnishing the specialist centre, two agreements were signed to establish two medical centres in Al-Rassa in Qassim and in Tarif in the Northern Border. The first medical center in Qassim will specialize in heart diseases and cardiac catheterization, while the second medical center in Tarif will specialize in physiotherapy, physical therapy and anti-smoking. Both centers will be valued at around SAR 18 million and will be part of the Bank’s Corporate Social Responsibility projects.