Saudi Arabia Advances Healthcare with New Digital Technologies Partnership

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RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s healthcare system is set to advance through a new partnership between two major companies leveraging digital technologies to enhance the Kingdom’s capabilities.

SAMI Advanced Electronics Co. (SAMI-AEC), a subsidiary of the nation’s defense and digital solutions provider SAMI, has signed a cooperation agreement with the National Unified Procurement Co. (NUPCO), a Public Investment Fund company. The agreement, signed on May 27, aims to provide solutions for medication tracking and IT infrastructure, while also increasing local content through the manufacturing and maintenance of medical devices.

Ziad Al-Musallam, CEO of SAMI-AEC, expressed honor in collaborating with NUPCO, stating that the partnership underscores both entities’ commitment to enhancing Saudi Arabia’s healthcare ecosystem. “At SAMI-AEC, we firmly believe in augmenting public health services through digital solutions and delivering e-health services, integrating fast and effective technologies to empower the healthcare sector in line with Saudi Vision 2030,” he said.

Fahad Al-Shebel, CEO of NUPCO, emphasized the agreement’s role in strengthening healthcare infrastructure and facilitating access to SAMI-AEC’s integrated technology. NUPCO aims to upgrade healthcare facilities across public hospitals and medical centers in the Kingdom, being the largest central company for medical purchasing, storage, and distribution services.

With a workforce of over 3,320 individuals, 85 percent of whom are Saudi nationals, SAMI-AEC has established itself as a leader in electronics, technology, engineering, and manufacturing. Founded in 1988, its services span defense and aerospace, digital, energy, and security sectors, with over 800 engineers and certified experts dedicated to excellence and innovation.

NUPCO, established in 2009 with SR1.5 billion in capital, leads Saudi Arabia in procurement, logistics, and supply chain management for pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and supplies for government hospitals.

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