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Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. The health care system in Saudi Arabia can be classified as a national health care system in which the government provides health care services through a number of government agencies.
In the meantime, there is a growing role and increased participation from the private sector in the provision of health care services. The MOH is considered the lead Government agency responsible for the management, planning, financing and regulating of the health care sector. The MOH also undertakes the overall supervision and follow-up of health care related activities carried out by the private sector. In addition to these agencies, there are several autonomous government agencies which are responsible for the delivery and financing of health care services in the KSA.
The Ministry of Education provides immediate primary health care to students. The Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs operates institutions for the mentally ill and custodial homes for orphans. These facilities provide their guests a certain amount of medical care.
The General Organization for Social Insurance and General Presidency of Youth Welfare provide health services for certain categories of the population in connection with its management of sport facilities. The Saudi Arabian Airlines operates its own health care facilities with the aim of providing health care services to its employees.
The Kingdom’s universities provide, through their medical colleges or hospitals, specialist curative services and medical education and training programs, while they also conduct health research in collaboration with other research centers. The Government also finances and provides care on a referral basis in its major specialized national tertiary care referral hospitals King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center and King Khalid Eye Specialist Hospital.