Saudi Arabia Medical Travel Information

Medical Facilities and Health Information Medical care varies greatly in quality, and high profile cases of medical malpractice and errors have occurred. Consult your regular physician if you are considering serious medical treatment in Saudi Arabia.

While Red Sea scuba diving is a popular past-time for many visitors, you should only dive with an experienced boat and crew. Some boats are not equipped with radio communications in the event of an emergency. There are only two recompression chambers for treatment of decompression sickness – one at Jubail Armed Forces Hospital and another in Jeddah – both hours away from Red Sea and Gulf diving sites.
Drinking Water Source - percent of rural population improved 97%
Drinking Water Source - percent of total population unimproved 3%
Drinking Water Source - percent of urban population improved 97%
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate 0.01%
Hospital Bed Density - beds/1,000 population 2.2
Physicians Density - physicians/1,000 population .94
Sanitation Facility Access - percent of urban population improved 100%
Sanitation Facitlity Access - percent of rural population improved 100%

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