6. Riyadh Al-Kharj Hospital ("RKH") Programme, Riyadh
Ministry of Defense & Aviation ("MODA")
The RKH Programme was founded by the Medical Services Department of MODA to provide health care for the military population of Saudi Arabia. The Programme oversees the following facilities:
◘ The Armed Forces Hospital in Riyadh
◘ Al Kharj Military Industries Corporation Hospital, Al Kharj
◘ Peripheral Clinics in both Riyadh and Al-Kharj
◘ King Abdulaziz Military Academy Hospital
There are over 630 beds at the Riyadh Armed Forces Hospital, which is regarded as one of the foremost health care institutions in the country. A full range of clinical services are provided, including General Medicine, Paediatrics, Neurology, Dermatology, General Surgery, Orthopaedics, Neurosurgery, Ophthalmology and Oncology.
A specialist referral service for the entire Kingdom for Renal Transplant Surgery and Cardiac Surgery is also provided by the Hospital. Other services include Obstetrics, Gynaecology, Psychiatry, Rehabilitation and Extended Care.
The bed complement at the Al Kharj Hospital is 71. This serves the military employees of the Military Factory in Al Kharj. The King Abdulaziz Military Academy Hospital outside Riyadh has a bed capacity of 34.
In addition, there are many peripheral clinics in both Riyadh and Al-Kharj, which refer patients to the main hospitals, if necessary. In October 1984, GAMA commenced a 3-year contract with MODA for Consultancy Services for the RKH Programme. GAMA's contract involved, besides consultancy services, recruitment, materials management and finance. At the expiration of this contract in 1987, certain aspects of these services, namely Finance and International Recruitment, were extended for a further six months, until March 1988. Thereafter, GAMA negotiated a contract to continue the provision of the Finance and International Recruitment Services until July 1990 at which time a further extension through January 1992 was granted.
GAMA was again awarded a contract for the provision of these Services for another term of 3 years, which ended in December 1994. The number of personnel employed by the hospital complex exceeded well over 4,000.