Health Minister: Saudi Arabia is Committed to Full Support for Patient Safety

Riyadh, Minister of Health Fahd bin Abdulrahman Al-Jalajel has participated in the 5th Global Ministerial Summit on Patient Safety which was held in Montreux, Switzerland.

Delivering a speech at the conference, Al-Jalajel voiced the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s commitment to fully supporting efforts and initiatives seeking to protect patients and enhance their safety.

The minister also said that the Kingdom is welcoming large-scale partnerships in training, knowledge-sharing and expertise exchange.

Al-Jalajel added that the Kingdom has played an effective role at the international level, attending all previous ministerial conferences and hosting the 4th summit issued the “Jeddah Declaration” and has also played a pivotal role in submitting and endorsing the 72nd World Health Assembly resolution on patient safety.

He also indicated that the Kingdom’s commitment to the Global Patient Safety Action Plan can be seen in adding patient safety to the agenda of the G20 during the Kingdom’s presidency in 2020 and in establishing the Saudi Patient Safety Center in 2017.

The minister noted that the Kingdom is committed to achieving sustainable development and comprehensive health coverage as well as supporting regional and international efforts related to patient safety.

Source: Saudi Press Agency