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Saudi German Health Participates in Arab Health 2023 to Highlight Achievements and New Projects

30 January 2023- Saudi German Health (SGH), a leading healthcare group in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, is participating in the Arab Health 2023, in line with its commitment to promoting and raising the standards of the region’s healthcare sector. The annual event, which is being held at the Dubai World Trade Centre, starts on January 30, 2023 and will run until February 02, 2023. During its participation, SGH highlighted its ethos of ‘Caring Like Family’ and showcased its family tree at the centre of its booth to underline the group’s milestones and family spirit. The group also highlighted several achievements, including the launch of the ‘SGH mobile app,’ which reiterates its commitment to better serving the patients and making healthcare services more accessible. The group ......read more

King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre is Set to Introduce Innovative Healthcare Solutions at LEAP 2023

Metaverse, AI, Blockchain, and VR in healthcare are among KFSH&RC’s key focus areas Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – January 30, 2022 – King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre (KFSH&RC) announces its participation at the second edition of LEAP, Saudi Arabia's most prominent technology event, which is set to convene global innovators and disruptors in Riyadh between February 6-9.  Internationally ranked as Saudi Arabia's number one hospital and a primary supporter of Vision 2030's healthcare transformation goals, KFSH&RC will present trailblazing technologies that will drive the healthcare sector forward under the three main pillars: operational excellence, patient experience, and the quality of care.  Pillar 1: Operational excellence KFSH&RC will present its ......read more

Teenager Cracked Forehead Healed by 3D Surgical Technique

Saudi teen endured car accident injuries for years without proper medical treatment  Riyadh - January 24, 2023:  Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons at King Abdullah Medical City KAMC in Makkah completed On Sunday, December 22 a successful 3-hour surgical intervention using the 3D surgical planning technique to repair deformities and fractures in the forehead bone of a patient who suffered from an old traffic accident injury. Makkah Health cluster said that doctors were able to end the suffering of a Saudi teenager, who was involved in a traffic accident seven years ago that led to a fracture in the forehead bone and the upper right eye socket. After conducting clinical and radiological examinations, it was revealed that there was a double fracture in the forehead bone and the upper right eye socket, which was not ......read more

Tabuk Surgeons Reconstruct Jaw with 3D Printing

benign tumor affected the 25-year-old of jaw  Riyadh - January 19, 2023:  A Saudi Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery team working at King Fahd Specialist Hospital KFSH in Tabuk (northwestern Saudi Arabia) succeeded in reconstructing the jaw of a 25-year-old patient after losing it for a tumor. The medical team treating the case explained that the patient was suffering from pain and swelling in the jaw and face, and after conducting necessary medical examinations and x-rays, it was found that he had a benign tumor in the lower jaw, and a medical procedure was required to remove bones of the right lower jaw. A 3D design of the jaw was made, and the exact location of the bone pieces was determined using 3D imaging technology and virtual simulation. Successful surgery removed the right lower jaw bones while preserving the ......read more

King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre Successfully Performs a Heart Transplant for the Youngest Patient in the Middle East

Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – 9, January 2023:  King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre's (KFSH&RC) pediatric cardiac surgery team successfully performed consecutive heart transplants on two children within 24 hours in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.    Before the surgeries, the transplant recipients – an Emirati girl aged less than eight months and a 19-month-old Saudi girl – were in critical condition due to heart failure necessitating the installation of temporary artificial pumps. The girls were also placed in intensive care units while awaiting transplants   The transplants required highly qualified professionals, advanced medical infrastructure, and international logistical support and cooperation.  For the first surgery, KFSH&RC's surgical team ......read more

King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre achieves ‘Digital Health Most Wired' Recognition by CHIME for the Third Year in a Row

Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – 4, January 2022 – King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre (KFSH&RC) has once again been recognized by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives’ (CHIME) ‘Digital Health Most Wired’ program. KFSH&RC is among the only two healthcare facilities outside the United States to achieve level 9 status for being at the forefront of innovating with healthcare information technology (IT) to improve patient safety and outcomes across the entire organization.     CHIME is an executive organization that enables senior healthcare IT leaders to exchange best practices and promote the effective use of IT to advance healthcare in the communities they serve. For the ‘Digital Health Most Wired’ program, CHIME conducts an annual ......read more

Bupa Arabia Awarded Health Insurance Health Insurance Contract with SNB

Jeddah - Saudi Arabia:  Bupa Arabia for Cooperative Insurance has signed a one-year agreement with Saudi National Bank (SNB) the leader in the banking industry, under which it will provide health insurance services to the bank’s employees and their families. Bupa Arabia said it received SNB’s approval for the contract on Dec. 18. The leading health insurer expects the new partnership with SNB to have a positive impact on the company’s financial results for 2023 as the contract’s initial value is expected to exceed 1% of Bupa Arabia’s annual gross written premium of 2021.  Atef Mufti, Chief Sales Officer at Bupa Arabia, said: “The health insurance contract between Saudi National Bank and Bupa Arabia confirms the latter’s leadership position in the Saudi insurance market and its ......read more

Saudi Child Swallow Toothbrush

20 min surgery to extract brush from 9-year-old intestines  Riyadh, KSA:  A medical team at the Makkah's Maternity and Children Hospital succeeded Sunday, December 25, in extracting an electric toothbrush tip from the stomach of a 9-year-old child, endoscopically, without surgical intervention. Makkah's Health Cluster said that the child was transferred to the hospital's emergency room having swallowed the head of an electric toothbrush. After preliminary examinations and conducting x-rays to determine the location of the brush inside the digestive system, it was precisely located inside the stomach, where the medical team decided to remove it so as not to lead to intestinal obstruction. The operation was performed by laparoscope in 20 minutes without any complications, and the nine-year-old continues ......read more

Saudi Health Breaks Global Record for Rescuing Heart Attack Patients

54 mins from heart attack to catheterization  Riyadh:  Saudi Health's Department of Specialized Care succeeded in implementing an initiative to save the lives of heart attack patients by diagnosing cases in the field and urgently transferring them to cardiac catheterization operating rooms without passing through emergency departments. The initiative dubbed the (Urgent Care Initiative for Heart Attack Patients) has succeeded, since its implementation during the past few months, in saving 233 lives by reducing the waiting time that could have extended to 8 hours from the time of receiving the 997-emergency number call to less than 54 minutes, exceeding the current global average of two hours. The initiative, which was presented in partnership with the Saudi Red Crescent Authority, is part of a larger program ......read more

Labayh Saudi Platform exceeded 1 million users of ‘Your Mental Health Matters More' initiative to Raise Awareness and Address Mental Illness Stigma

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 17 December 2022: As part of enhancing technology’s role in mental health in Saudi Arabia, Labayh, a KSA based platform for psychotherapy, has launched an initiative named ‘Your Mental Health Matters More’ to provide self assessment of the most common mental diseases, including anxiety and depression, at no cost to its users.   Co-founder and CEO of Labayh, Bassem Albeladi highlighted the importance of mounting education and awareness campaigns of mental health that target different age groups for members of community.  “Until this day, stigma of psychotherapy is still dominating the thoughts of many, as statistics show that 52% of those in need of psychological care have taken the decision to overcome such illnesses by themselves instead of duly seeking psychological ......read more

Saudi Health Launches Global Performance Awards

Healthcare institutions share success stories at 5th ADA'A awards  Riyadh:  Saudi Ministry of Health announced Sunday 11th December that it would be welcoming all applicants for its 5th Global Performance (ADA'A) Awards. The award aims to raise competitiveness in the health sector and celebrate success stories in local and international Healthcare facilities. This year, the award included five main tracks: early detection and prevention, digital transformation, specialized care, efficient access to care, and critical care improvement. ADA'A's awarding committee includes specialists in various healthcare fields nationally, in addition to a number of international experts. This year, the award is looking to enhance its global presence by attracting international participants from all public and private ......read more

King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre Recognized Among the Top Three Projects in the World by Project Management Institute

Riyadh, 8 December 2022: King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre in Madinah (KFSH&RC Madinah) has been named among the top three projects in the world by the Project Management Institute (PMI) under the Large and Mega Projects category. PMI is the leading professional association for project management and the authority for a growing global community of millions of project professionals and individuals who use project management skills. The Large and Mega Projects category recognizes complex projects that best deliver superior performance of project management practices, excellent organizational results, and a positive impact on society. KFSH&RC Madinah’s global recognition is a testament to its administrative system's efficiency and effectiveness. Furthermore, PMI also evaluated KFSH&RC ......read more

WHO Chief Joins Saudi #walk30 Initiative

Met Health minister in Riyadh and visited the world's largest virtual hospital Riyadh:  Saudi Minister of Health Fahd Al-Jalajel and WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus joined Saudis of all ages in the #Walk30 event, held Tuesday at the Wadi Hanifa Park in the Saudi capital, Riyadh. The event, launched by Saudi Health for the first time in 2018, aims to raise awareness about the benefits of walking 30 minutes as a daily exercise. Al-Jalajel had received, earlier that day, the WHO chief at his ministry's office where they discussed the global health situation and joint projects. Dr. Tedros praised Saudi Arabia's efforts to promote the international health agenda, especially during the pandemic, where Saudi funding contributed to accelerating vaccine production and reducing the number of covid ......read more

Saudi Health Launches Virtual Platform to Treat Heart Patients

Crowdsourcing space for consultants to work on complex cases  Riyadh:  Saudi Health launched Tuesday, November 8th, the national platform for treating heart patients, with the aim of accelerating treatment decisions and enhancing wide-range discussion among consultants on cases that require urgent intervention, while encouraging knowledge transfer between local and global cardiology specialists. The platform was launched by SEHA Virtual Hospital in cooperation with the Innovation Empowerment Center, in a ceremony held in Riyadh with attendees from the Saudi Health Council, the Saudi Cardiac Catheterization Society, the Digital Government Authority, and the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology.

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Naya Clinics is Proud to Celebrate 7 Years of Service to Clients in Saudi Arabia

Cincinnati, OH, November 8, 2022--- USA based top rated mental wellness practice Naya Clinics is celebrating 7 years of excellence! While Naya Clinics serves clients all across the globe, one location in particular stands out. Since 2015, Naya Clinics has been providing their online services in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Naya Clinics offers the top therapists in Riyadh and therapists in Jeddah. Each and every staff member at Naya Clinics is in accordance with all licenses and qualifications. Furthermore, the staff is trained in the most modern practices to offer the most effective services for their clients. Naya Clinics Therapists in Saudi Arabia offer guidance for many different circumstances. Sam Nabil, the founder of Naya Clinics has a vast experience working with clients from Saudi Arabia having lived in the GCC for more ......read more

Medina Surgeons Patch Fifty-year-old Leaky Skull

Complications of an old car accident caused a cerebrospinal fluid spill  Riyadh:  A Saudi medical team in Medina ended, on Wednesday 2nd of November the suffering of a patient in his fifties who endured a fracture in the base of his skull that caused it to leak cerebrospinal fluid through his nose, in an endoscopic operation that lasted 3 hours. The Medina Health Assembly (western Saudi Arabia) confirmed that the patient came to the emergency department in a critical condition, semiconscious, and suffering from leakage of cerebrospinal fluid. Clinical examinations were immediately conducted that showed a gap in the base of the skull with swelling inside the cerebral ventricles. Upon retrieval of his medical history, it was found that the patient had suffered from the consequences of an old traffic accident that led to ......read more

Winners Announced on Saudi Health Million-Riyal Challenge

5th Season of WA'AI Pan-Arab Health awareness visual content awards  Riyadh:  Saudi Health Minister Fahad Al-Jalajel stressed the pivotal role local health awareness played in helping Saudi society combat the pandemic, his comments on Monday, October 24, came at the closing ceremony of the WA'AI awareness awards at its fifth season which was held in the capital city Riyadh. Al-Jalajel added that health awareness is a preventive measure, and this is what the country’s vision 2030 is based on, stressing that adequate health information is an effective recipe for a healthy life full. Minister Al-Jalajel praised the participants in the WA'AI Award, saying: “We're happy with this awareness that spreads and can be felt all around us, for example, in the STEPs initiative, the number of those who ......read more

Saudi Arabia to Convene Global Mining Sector at Second Future Minerals Forum in January 2023

• Future Minerals Forum will take place from January 10 – 12, 2023, in Riyadh and is expected to attract more than 9,000 participants • Event is organized by the Ministry of Industry and Mineral Resources under the patronage of King Salman bin Abdulaziz     Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, October 24, 2022 – Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Industry and Mineral Resources (MIM) today announced initial details about the second Future Minerals Forum (FMF), which will take place from January 10-12, 2023 at the King Abdulaziz International Conference Center in Riyadh, under the patronage of The custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz.     FMF 2023 will gather global mining industry leaders, including governments and business executives from around the world, and ......read more

Health Ministers Launch Pan-Gulf CDC

regional center for coordinating disease prevention and control  Riyadh:  Ministers of Health in the Gulf Cooperation Council GCC countries launched Saturday, October 22, at the council's HQ in Riyadh, the Gulf Center for Disease Prevention and Control. The center aims to enhance coordination, transfer knowledge, and prevent the spread of communicable and non-communicable diseases across the GCC. The inauguration coincided with the Minister's Committee meeting chaired by Saudi minister of health Fahd Al Jalajel, where they discussed implementing the joint health action plan, in addition to following up on the latest international health regulations, supporting the healthy cities initiative, and classification of health specialties in GCC states.

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Tabuk Surgeons Save 2-year-old from Fatal Glass Table Wound

Almost tragedy fly's young girl to a 2-hour operation  Riyadh, Saudi Arabia:  A surgical team in Tabuk (Northern Saudi Arabia) managed on Tuesday, October 18, to save the life of a young girl who was cut in the jugular vein while playing on a glass table. The two-and-a-half-year-old girl was playing on a glass table in her house, which collapsed beneath her, leaving her with a deep cut and severe bleeding. The girl’s family ran her to the nearby King Khaled Hospital within minutes, where she was immediately admitted to the operating room, suffering from trauma and a severe drop in blood pressure due to bleeding. She was met with a team consisting of a vascular consultant, an ENT consultant, and a pediatric consultant. The medical team confirmed that the source of the bleeding was a cut in the upper ......read more

Aster Pharmacy Enters KSA In Partnership With Al Hokair Holding Group To Set Up 250+ Pharmacies

Aster Pharmacy, the retail arm of Aster DM Healthcare has entered into a long-term joint venture agreement with Al Hokair Holding Group to setup and operate pharmacies in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). UAE, October 17, 2022: Aster DM Healthcare, one of the largest integrated healthcare providers in GCC and India, is expanding its footprint in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with the Aster Pharmacy division. Aster Pharmacy, the leading pharmacy chain in the UAE, through this partnership, aims to set-up and operate 250+ stores over a period of 5 years and provide ease of access to pharmaceutical and wellness products across the segments of Nutrition, Baby care, Skin Care, Home Healthcare, etc. Through this joint venture agreement, both partners will work towards bringing Aster Pharmacy’s in-house quality care products to serve the ......read more

Saudi Hospital Repairs Woman's Pelvic Fracture Without Surgery

Stage 4 breast cancer patient relieved from pain and starts physiotherapy  Riyadh: A specialized medical team at King Fahd Medical City in the capital Riyad succeeded Wednesday 12th October in repairing a fracture of the sacral bone in the pelvic area of a cancer patient by a metal screw using interventional radiology without surgery. A spokesperson for the 2nd Riyadh Health Cluster stated that the female patient diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer suffered from pain in her lower back and had difficulties standing and sitting. After several x-rays and examinations, it was found that she suffered from fractures in more than one area, including the pelvic region. The team who includes bone-muscle radiology and interventional nonvascular radiology consultants found that the best way to treat the case was to stabilize the ......read more

3d Printed Jaw, A Life Changer for Saudi Cancer Patient

Tumour removed and new jaw fitted after a 15-hour operation  Riyadh: The face and jaw surgery team at Buraidah's General Hospital (central Saudi Arabia) managed on Tuesday, September 20th to end the suffering of an 18-year-old patient from a cancerous tumour in his lower jaw. The Qassim Health cluster confirmed that the patient was transferred to the hospital's Maxillofacial dept suffering from a tumour in the lower left jaw for 3 years. A quick decision was taken to operate on the patient and remove the affected jawbone, which was replaced by using his own leg fragment aided by 3D-printed missing parts. The operation, which ran for 15 hours, was successful and the patient is currently recovering at the hospital.

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Financing Healthcare Projects in KSA Unlocking the “Hidden” Value

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 12 September 2022 – Colliers, a leading diversified professional services and investment management company focusing on healthcare issued its latest white paper ‘Unlocking the “Hidden” Value’ on Financing Healthcare Projects in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The paper is the 17th edition of the “Pulse Series” of research papers on healthcare in the MENA Region.  The paper highlights that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is one of the largest markets in the region and the biggest in the GCC. KSA’s Vision 2030 combined with its population base of 35 million, the largest in the GCC, is driving fundamental structural changes across the Kingdom’s economy, including healthcare. With the introduction of several legal and economic incentives, including 100% ......read more

Saudi Arabia moves all Public Medical assets to Health Holding Company

a step to transform the public health sector and raise efficiency  Riyadh:  Saudi Cabinet approved Tuesday, August 23, the transfer of all assets related to health services from the Ministry of Health to the Health Holding Company HHC. The decision included the transfer of all financial and contractual obligations and rights related to health services currently provided by the Ministry, to the Health Holding Company or any of its subsidiaries. Worth noting that the HHC is a public corporation established by the cabinet last June with the aim to run local health clusters that provide direct services to beneficiaries all around the country. HHC manages five subsidiaries distributed in different geographical regions.

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Saudi Hospital Hits 1000 Heart Operations in 180 days

Local efforts reduced the number of transfers to major cities  Riyadh:  King Abdulaziz Specialist Hospital in Taif (west Saudi Arabia) successfully accomplished 998 cardiac catheterizations and 10 open-heart surgeries during the first half of this year. Taif Health explained that the heart center at the hospital achieved this through a local team of dedicated surgeons aided with the latest medical equipment to provide integrated services for heart patients, which contributed to the decline in the number of patients who seek treatment in other Saudi cities. The Center provided its services in the same period for more than 8,000 patients in general and subspecialties such as pediatric cardiac surgery and ultrasound clinics.

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EU Ambassador to Riyadh discovers the Future of Healthcare

Riyadh - August 15, 2022:  Saudi Minister of Health, Eng. Fahad Al-Jalajil, met on Monday, March 14th, at his office in Riyadh with His Excellency the Ambassador of the European Union, Mr. Patrick Simonnet, accompanied by the Head of Commercial and Economic Affairs at the European Commission to the kingdom. The meeting dealt with several issues related to health cooperation opportunities between Saudi Arabia and EU countries. After the meeting, Mr. Simonnet visited the new Seha Virtual Hospital SVH, which is considered the largest of its kind in the world, with a network of more than 130 connected hospitals around the Kingdom, accompanied by the Medical Director, Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Hamoud. After that, he visited the Ministry's National Health Command and Control Centre NHCC.

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9 Million Calls Answered by Saudi Health Hotline

937 achieved 90% customer satisfaction level  Riyadh:  Saudi Health said on Monday, August 8, that its 937 toll-free hotlines received 8.8 million calls during the first half of 2022. Of those 2.5 million calls inquired about urgent medical consultations, while 350 thousand calls reported incidents that were resolved promptly, achieving a customer satisfaction rate of 89.6%. The Ministry renewed its commitment to further improve services provided through 937 by adding additional options, such as appointment booking services for primary health centers, stop-smoking clinic appointments, referrals to major hospitals, as well as technical support for e-health applications. The ministry also announced the re-launching of its WhatsApp service via the number 92005937 to provide quick access to express options such as locating ......read more

Four-hour Operation Saves Saudi Child from a Fatal Brain Infection

Rapid intervention ended the two-year-old suffering from rare headaches  Riyadh:  A Saudi surgical team at the Maternity & Children Hospital of Makkah managed to end the suffering of a two-year-old child from recurrent brain infections due to a congenital cyst. The medical team explained that the mother noticed the child holding his head and crying continuously, the condition developed into pus coming out of the back of his head, in addition to a decrease in consciousness. When he was transferred to the hospital, an MRI was performed, which revealed an increase in the size of the congenital cyst with pus gathering in the cerebellum, pressuring the neighboring nerve tissue, a condition that could have been fatal if not treated. The successful surgery that was performed using a microscope took four hours, ......read more

WHO Hails Readiness of Saudi Center for Crisis and Disaster Management

Programmed visit for transferring know-how to Yemeni counterparts  Riyadh:  A delegation from the World Health Organization's WHO regional office accompanied by a Yemeni Health Ministry team visited on Thursday, July 28, the Health Emergency Operation Center in Riyadh. Saudi Health said that the visiting delegation was briefed on the center's experiences in the field of operations, emergency preparedness, and navigation of data management systems. The visit comes within the WHO initiative to train personnel at the Yemeni Emergency Operations Center.

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Telemedicine in Hajj...When Riyadh Doctors treat Makkah Pilgrims

Rapid intervention teams treat strokes and analyze scans in under 30 minutes  Riyadh: Saudi Ministry of Health announced Sunday 10th July that Seha Virtual Hospital SVH in the capital Riyadh succeeded in providing services to pilgrims in Makkah and the Holy Sites, as it contributed to the diagnosis of 4 cases of stroke, completed the analysis of 6 remote x-rays, and contributed to saving the life of a complex case that required remote critical care service. It added that the number of pilgrims who benefited from virtual medical consultation through the SEHATY app exceeded 1,700 cases. Medical services provided by SVH have been linked with the Holy Sites hospitals, under the supervision of a team of consultants working around the clock within 3 main departments: virtual radiology, virtual stroke, and virtual intensive ......read more

Saudi Minister of Health: Health Plans have Succeeded, and Hajj is Free from Epidemic Outbreaks

Minister thanked 27,000 health staff and volunteers  Riyadh:  Saudi Minister of Health, Fahd Al-Jalajel, announced the success of this year's Hajj health plans, and that it was free from any outbreaks or effects on public health. Al-Jalajel said in a statement he read, Monday, July 11, from the Command-and-Control Room of Mina's Emergency Hospital: “I am pleased to announce the success of the health plans for this year’s Hajj, and that it is free from any outbreaks or effects on public health, which, thank God, is a reflection of the integration between all government agencies and early preparation". He added that Saudi health operated more than 230 facilities across all sectors, in it more than 25000 practitioners worked, aided by 2000 volunteers. Al-Jalajel also indicated that the number ......read more

Saudi Health Provides Mobile Dialysis for Pilgrims

service offered for patients through 251 fixed and 10 mobile units  Riyadh:  As part of its efforts to take care of pilgrims attending this year's Hajj. Saudi Ministry of Health provides a dialysis service for patients with kidney failure, Serving up to 1,000 patients 24 hrs a day. by a team of 57 doctors and 228 nurses, working on 251 units. This year, the ministry added 10 mobile dialysis units, which are easy to transport to the patient's location. It can also be used in ambulances and inside hospitals where central dialysis units are not available. Mobile units can also be transferred to pilgrims' camps if needed.

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Saudi Health Enables ICU Patients to Attend Hajj by Overland Convoy

Ambulance evacuation from Madinah to Holy sites in Makkah  Riyadh:  Saudi Ministry of Health convoy for inpatient pilgrims set sail early morning on Tuesday, July 5, after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic. The annual ritual involves transporting pilgrims, who were admitted to Madinah Hospitals to the holy sites in Makkah (450km away) to resume their Hajj. The ministry stated that the convoy included 10 ambulances, with a specialized medical team consisting of doctors, nurses, and paramedics. In addition to 5 backup ambulances, an intensive care ambulance, in addition to an integrated oxygen cabin, a mobile mechanic workshop, and a bus to transport patient spouses and relatives. Every year, Saudi Health has transferred inpatients in hospitals in Madinah to the holy sites so that they can complete their Hajj rituals ......read more

Mobile Dental Clinics to serve Pilgrims outside Grand Mosque

32 dentists provide oral care for pilgrims 24/7  Riyadh:  Saudi Ministry of Health announced the launch of mobile dental clinic services affiliated with Makkah's Health Cluster. The clinic is stationed in the vicinity of the Grand Mosque's Emergency Hospital, to provide health care for pilgrims attending this year's Hajj. The importance of this service lies in its central location next to the Grand Mosque, given the limited dental care outlets in the area. The clinic employs 32 dentists around the clock throughout the days of the Hajj season.

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Iranian Pilgrim Resuscitated from a Heart Attack on his way to Holy Mosque

60-year-old recovers after installing heart stents in Makkah Hospital  Riyadh:  A local medical team rescued an Iranian pilgrim in his sixties from a heart attack while he was on his way to the Holy Mosque in Makkah on Friday, July 1. The emergency department of King Abdullah Medical City KAMC received the case of an Iranian pilgrim, who was suffering from severe chest pain, and the medical team from the cardiology center performed an urgent diagnostic catheterization, with full examinations, and CT scans, the results of which showed the presence of a blockage of more than two arteries in his heart. The team at KAMC decided to perform open-heart surgery, but the patient refused the procedure, and after consulting with the Iranian delegation doctor, it was decided to install stents for the damaged arteries. The ......read more

Hologram Doctor to Serve Pilgrims at Madinah Airport

Real-size 3D interaction between Saudi doctors and patients  Riyadh:  Saudi Minister of Health, Fahd Al-Jalajel, launched Tuesday, June 28th, the Holo-Doctor service, for pilgrims attending this year's Hajj season, via Madinah Int airport. The service, which offers state-of-the-art technology was made possible through cooperation with the Saudi Telecom Company STC, allowing patients to be diagnosed by doctors from Seha Virtual Hospital SVH in the capital, Riyadh. Al-Jalajel stated that several services have been linked within this initiative provided by SVH in cooperation with hospitals in Makkah, Madinah, and the Holy Sites. Aiming to provide real-time consultations from a virtual team working 24-7 within 3 main specialties: strokes, intensive care, and radiology. This technology allows the patient to ......read more

Watch How a Saudi Virtual Hospital Operates Remotely on Stroke Patients

70-year-old lady suffering from a major stroke comes back to life  Riyadh:  The Cardiology team at Seha Virtual Hospital SVH was able to undergo a remote operation to save the life of a patient in her seventies who was suffering from severe heart pain. The 70-year-old patient arrived at the emergency department of King Fahd Specialist Hospital in Tabuk (Northwest of Saudi Arabia) in early April, suffering from severe pain in her chest. After communicating with the specialists from the Cardiology team at Seha Virtual Hospital SVH located 1000 km away in the capital city of Riyadh, a decision was reached to operate on the atrial septal defect. The operation, supervised by SVH's consultants, was successful. The patient stayed for two days in the intensive care unit before being transferred to the regular ......read more

Saudi Announces Support for Global Pandemic Prevention Initiative under G20

Health Minister declares support to combat tuberculosis  Riyadh:  Saudi Health Minister Eng. Fahd Al-Jalajel stressed the need to strengthen global health systems and enhance coordination through the "One Health" approach while ensuring sustainable funding to combat global health security threats. This came during his speech delivered virtually on Monday, June 20, to the meeting of G20 health ministers held in Jakarta. Al-Jalajel added that Saudi Arabia stresses the importance of continuing coordination and joint work between health ministers in the group, announcing his country's support for the working group for pandemic Preparedness Prevention and Response PPR. The Saudi minister indicated that the G20 could lead attempts to address gaps shown in the Global Report on Efforts to End Tuberculosis for ......read more

4-Year-Old Saudi Hears for the First Time – Viral Video

King Khalid Hospital in Najran succeeded in restoring his hearing  Wajdi Al-Nassi was born with hearing loss in both ears, his parents decided to admit him to King Khalid Hospital in Najran for a cochlear implant operation. The procedure, which took 6 hours, ended with total success, and a video of Wajdi's first moments of listening to voices on Sunday the 19th of June went viral. https://twitter.com/moh_naj_/status/1538205452923817985?cxt=HHwWgsC-0bXt5tgqAAAA

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Saudi Health Minister: We Have Something to Teach the World in Dealing with Pandemics…

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Readiness heightened in 1st Hajj season since Pandemic Riyadh:  Saudi Minister of Health, Eng. Fahd Al-Jalajel said that the ministry is fully prepared to provide all preventive, curative, and emergency services to pilgrims attending this year's Hajj season through a network of hospitals and health centers in and around the holy sites. He added that a detailed plan has been ......read more

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Led delegation to 1st WHO summit since the pandemic started  Riyadh:  Saudi Minister of Health, Eng. Fahad Al-Jalajel praised the great contributions made by his country to support efforts to combat the epidemic on the global stage. This came during a speech he delivered at the 75th session of the General Assembly of the World Health Organization WHO, which concluded on May 23rd ......read more

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Suffered 2 weeks of constant vomiting and pain before her secret was discovered  Riyadh:  With quick intervention, the surgical team specializing in infants and newborns at the Maternity and Children Hospital in Hafr Al-Batin (eastern Saudi Arabia) managed, on Tuesday, 24 May, to save the life of a two-year-old girl who had been suffering from abdominal pain with continuous vomiting ......read more

Saudi Health Opens Door for Local and INT Partners to Invest in Riyadh Healthcare Infrastructure…

EOI Phase launched for DBFOM of Al-Iman General Hospital Staff Accommodation  Riyadh:  Saudi Ministry of Health, in cooperation with the National Center for Privatization NCP, announced on Sunday, May 22nd, the start of the Expression of Interest (EOI) Phase to design, build, finance, operate, and maintain (DBFOM) Al-Iman General Hospital staff accommodation facilities. By ......read more

Saudi Health Minister meets Danish Ambassador…

Riyadh:  Saudi Minister of Health, Eng. Fahad Al-Jalajil, met on Monday, May 16th, in his Riyadh office, with the Danish ambassador to the kingdom, Ole Emil Moesby. Several common interest topics were discussed. After that, the ambassador toured Seha Virtual Hospital SVH and got a glimpse of the telemedicine services it provides to patients around the kingdom ...read more

Saudi Health Minister: No Epidemic Outbreaks in Ramadan Umrah Season…

18,000 health staff dedicated to serving pilgrims in 1st Ramadan season after covid pandemic  Riyadh:  Saudi Minister of Health, Eng. Fahd Al-Jalajil confirmed a reassuring health status for all pilgrims and visitors to Makkah this Ramadan. He added that no epidemic outbreaks or any threats to public health have been recorded so far. Noting the Saudi government’s keenness to ......read more

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