HAIL — Emir of Hail Prince Abdulaziz Bin Saad formally opened King Salman Specialist Hospital in this northern city in the presence of Health Minister Tawfiq Al-Rabiah and other top officials. The hospital, with a capacity of 500 beds, will provide healthcare to some 700,000 residents of the city.

The project has been dragging for more than 12 years during which the residents looked for specialist medical care in nearby cities such as Riyadh and Buraidah as well as the neighboring countries.

The construction of the facility has cost more than SR240 million in addition to SR210 million for furniture and equipment.