Saudi Arabia awards pilot diagnostic imaging PPP to Altakassusi

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Saudi Arabia awards pilot diagnostic imaging PPP to Altakassusi

Saudi Arabia has awarded a public-private partnership (PPP) in the healthcare sector promoting a diagnostic imaging project that will benefit more 1.5 million patients across seven hospitals, to Altakassusi Alliance Medical.

The IFC supported project, awarded by the Ministry of Health following an open tender, will help deliver better radiology and imaging services. It will also offer the country’s first truly collaborative network to support staff across each of the hospitals, which will greatly enhance the quality of care provided in more remote parts of the kingdom.

Altakassusi Alliance Medical, a leader in regional diagnostic imaging, is a joint venture between Alliance Medical Group, Europe's leading independent provider of imaging services; Nexus Gulf Healthcare; and King Faisal Specialist Hospital International Holding.

Patient services

Altakassusi Alliance Medical will work with more than 450 staff and will be responsible for managing patient services in the hospitals’ respective radiology and nuclear medicine departments.

Through Altakassusi Alliance Medical’s 10-year capital investment plan, the PPP will improve the quality and efficiency of medical imaging services by introducing new information and technology capabilities, while helping to maintain or replace vital equipment when required. In addition, healthcare workers will be given training and development opportunities to hone their skills in line with