2001 News Story

Electronic health conference opens in Jeddah

Governor of Makkah Province Prince Abdulmajeed bin Abdulaziz yesterday opened an international electronic health conference and exhibition in Jeddah, the first of its kind in the Kingdom. The conference, organized by Jeddah's King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center and attended by over 1,000 experts from all over the world, aims to explore the benefits of information technology in the fields of medicine and health. At a press conference later, Prince Abdulmajeed noted that Saudi officials have always given the greatest of attention to improving health services, and observed that telemedicine had made easier the treatment of a number of diseases.