Policy Implications to Mitigate Economic Impact of Covid-19 and Enhance Healthcare Services during Pandemic in Saudi Arabia
Keywords:Stimulus package, financial crisis, Covid-19, health, policy implications, budget, medical infrastructure, E-commerce
In this recent time COVID-19 effect is becoming as a serious challenge for all human beings across the world. Saudi Arabia has secured 26th rank as health care service provider among all the nations globally. This study has included policy implications to improve health care services and economic activities in Saudi Arabia amid COVID-19 pandemic situation. Along with this, various effective initiatives taken by the government also has been mentioned in this study to identify its effectiveness. The effect of COVID-19 pandemic on the economic condition and the healthcare systems of Saudi Arabia is described briefly. Saudi government has invested USD 31.9 billion stimulus package to mitigate economic challenges amid the pandemic situation. Suitable investments are also made to incorporate digital tools in health care services. SAR 2 billion has been allocated to support 1000 small and medium health sectors, SAR 120 billion has been allocated to overcome financial crisis and SAR 9 billion is allocated to protect employment in private sector units.
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