PPPs include providing home healthcare services for 10,000 patients
Riyadh: Saudi Ministry of Health MOH in collaboration with the National Center for Privatization NCP called medical investors to express interest in 4 new medical facilities.
Projects include designing, building, and operating a 200-bed long-term care facility, two 100-bed skilled nursing home projects, and a 150-bed rehabilitation hospital that runs 120,000 annual outpatient sessions.
Plans announced also include providing home healthcare services to 10,000 active patients in Riyadh and Dammam
MOH and NCP invited all investors, developers, and health service providers to view the EOI request by visiting the NCP website ncp.gov.sa
Madinah Health rapid rescue team resuscitates 70-year-old heart
Riyadh: - KSA: Rapid intervention teams in Madinah managed on Wednesday, March 1st, to save the life of a Pakistani pilgrim whose heart stopped beating for more than 10 minutes.
Madinah's Health cluster said that medical teams received a call about a seventy-year-old patient who was suffering from loss of consciousness at the Prophet’s Mosque Plaza, where paramedics diagnosed the case as cardiac and respiratory arrest.
CPR started at 11:20 am -according to protocol- with the use of electric shocks, to restore a pulse and pump more oxygen. After a successful run, the patient was transferred to AlSafia center to complete further treatment until his situation stabilized, The pilgrim left the center and is recovering at his hotel.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
• 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
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.
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, 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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
Free of charge service for patients with ongoing symptoms
Riyadh - April 22, 2022: Saudi Ministry of Health launched a long-covid treatment clinic, to help patients who have previously contracted the virus across the Kingdom. An appointment can be booked in the new clinics by calling the toll-free number 937.
Ministry experts indicate that the coronavirus has long-term ......read more
More than 50 businessmen and companies supported charitable healthcare in 2022
Riyadh: Under the patronage of the Saudi Minister of Health and Board Chairman of the Health Endowment Fund Eng. Fahd Al-Jalajel. The Fund held a ceremony on Saturday, April 16, to honor benefactors. The ceremony was attended by Vice Board Chairman and Advisor to the Minister, Dr. ......read more
Four ambassadors viewed the latest Saudi health initiatives
Riyadh: Saudi Minister of Health, Eng. Fahad Al-Jalajel, met on Sunday, March 10, with Mr. Neil Crompton, the UK ambassador to the Kingdom, Mrs. Dominique Mineur, the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Belgium to the Kingdom, Dr. Abdul Sattar Al Janabi, Ambassador of the Republic of Iraq to the Kingdom, and Mr. Ameer Khurram ......read more
New virtual hospital shines in Ramadan holy season
Riyadh: Great distances between a specialist doctor residing in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, and the holy city of Makkah, did not prevent him from saving the life of an elderly woman who suffered a stroke inside the Grand Mosque while performing the all-year pilgrimage known as Umrah on Tuesday 12 March.
The 62-year-old woman was ......read more
Saudi Health merged all its previous apps into one
Riyadh, KSA: A recent official report ranked the (SEHHATY – My Health) app as the most downloaded application in Saudi Arabia during 2021. According to the report (Internet in Saudi Arabia 2021) published last March by the Communications and Information Technology Commission CITC coinciding with its annual ICT Indicators Forum ......read more
1300 Health Heroes help support Ramadan spiritual event
Riyadh: The Health Volunteer Centre at the Saudi Ministry of Health launched its annual Ramadan campaign for this year, which comes within a framework incorporating religious incentives to encourage all forms of healthcare volunteering. Volunteers from the SAWAEED Health initiative are currently participating in several ......read more
visited SVH the largest virtual hospital in the world
Riyadh: Saudi Minister of Health, Eng. Fahad Al-Jalajel, met Thursday, 31st of March , in his Riyadh office with Mr. Francesco Rocca, President of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), and his international delegation. The meeting discussed international developments and mutual corporation ......read more
Award aims to spread empathy culture and Human-centric healthcare
Riyadh: Saudi Minister of Health, Eng. Fahd Al-Jalajel, honored on Sunday, March 27th, the recipients of the Patient Experience Excellence Awards, in its third session. The award aims to spread the concept of human-centric healthcare and motivate health care providers and their leaders to build a culture of ......read more
WA'AI offers 1 million riyals for original visual content
Riyadh: Saudi Ministry of Health launched on Monday, its 5th annual health awareness campaign (Wa'ai Awards). which is one of the ministry’s main initiatives in partnership with the National Health Insurance Council.
The award encourages citizens of Arab countries to produce creative content that ......read more
AlUla, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 14 March 2022: AlUla Moments launches a new ten-day Five Senses Sanctuary as part of AlUla Wellness Festival. From 18th – 27th March, located on one of AlUla’s summer farms, the immersive event will include over 300 activities, such as yoga classes from world-renowned yoga professionals, wellness talks, workshops, music, and massage ......read more
One-stop shop houses Fine’s well-known brands and solutions for businesses and homes
December 11, 2021- Fine Hygienic Holding (FHH) has unveiled its newly remodeled showroom in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia that features its world-renowned hygienic products and solutions for businesses and homes alike under one roof. Located at the National Products Center and Chamber of Commerce, the showroom is ......read more
November 18, 2021: HOPES, A device for pain-free, at-home eye pressure testing, opeing up access to glaucoma testing, by students of the National University of Singapore.
Plastic Scanner, A low-cost, handheld device to identify plastic for recycling, by Jerry de Vos from TU Delft.
REACT, A device to stem bleeding to help save the lives of stabbing victims, by Joseph Bentley from ......read more
HEC Paris in Qatar partners with Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar to drive excellence in healthcare provision, a strategic goal for the Qatar National Vision 2030.
October 19, 2021: A new Executive Education program co-designed by top-ranked business school, HEC Paris in Qatar and Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar – both members of Qatar Foundation – will target healthcare ......read more
• Ford is working with neuroscientists to develop a faster and more effective way to detect when drivers are tired, distracted or not concentrating
• Driver fatigue may be a contributing factor in up to 25 per cent of fatal and serious road incidents. * 40 per cent of drivers do not take a break every two hours on long journeys **
• It is crucial that drivers remain ......read more
Jeddah - September 27, 2021: Covid-19 has changed everything in respect of corporate social responsibility (CSR). People are more socially and environmentally aware, and all evidence suggests continued pressure on brands to align their communications with corporate values. CSR therefore needs to be a core element of the corporate communications strategies’ companies adopt as a way ......read more
The funding will drive the platform’s scale, product development and expansion across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and GCC
Riyadh, KSA – 22, August, 2021: Clinicy, an innovative Saudi healthtech business has announced a successful seven-figure investment from Riyadh-headquartered private equity firm Mad’a Investment Company. The funding follows successful ......read more
Antibacterial washes from Tide and Ariel offer a big boost to help protect doctors, nurses and employees as they care for and treat patients
Saudi Arabia, 6 May 2021 – Hospital workers across Saudi Arabia are benefitting from a donation roadshow of one million antivirus washes set to impact 52,000 frontline caregivers across 54 hospitals in Saudi Arabia. As Saudi hospitals continue the ......read more
Shaza Afiya Spa and Wellness Centre introduces new membership offerings
Saudi - April 08, 2021: Shaza Riyadh Hotel Residences, the contemporary luxury hotel residence in the heart of the Saudi capital announced its new Shaza Afiya Spa and Wellness Centre offers.
The luxurious spa and wellness centre is opulently designed with an exclusive theme, reflecting authentic ......read more
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia – March 23, 2021: Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, and Saudi German Hospital Group, one of the key healthcare providers in the Middle East & Africa, covering a wide geography, signed a three-year agreement to establish a state of the art Sleep Disorders Management service. The partnership is aimed at providing ......read more
Study of more than 10,000 people identifies a rare group with controlled HIV in the Democratic Republic of Congo, suggesting additional research could uncover links between natural virus suppression and future treatments
Discovery is a result of Abbott’s continued virus hunting efforts, which also uncovered a new strain of HIV in 2019
Abbott’s decades of work in ......read more
The MoU will foster collaboration opportunities in the shape of training programs, the exchange of knowledge and expertise, and the advancement of medical academia and clinical research.
February 10, 2021: Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, (SEHA), the largest healthcare network in the UAE, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with King Fahad Specialist Hospital ......read more
• Public-private partnership aims to incorporate Artificial Intelligence (AI) into Saudi Arabia’s healthcare system in line with the Kingdom’s ‘Vision 2030’ healthcare goals
• AI Knowledge Hub and AI Lab to develop local talent through knowledge exchange and training
• Philips’ best-in-class AI-enabled healthcare solutions will improve ......read more
December 28, 2020- Saudi German Hospital in Jeddah successfully performed surgery on a 55 year-old man suffering from elephantiasis, which included an enlarged testicle weighing over 40 kilograms and swelling in the legs which was affecting his ability lead a normal life for the past four years. The surgery, which used the latest technology and the most advanced medical equipment, was led by Dr. ......read more
December 21, 2020: UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced the successful delivery of the first batches of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in Saudi Arabia, to support vaccinations of first citizens and expatriates. Saudi Arabia is the first Arab country to roll out the Pfizer-BioNTech jab, marking a breakthrough milestone in the ongoing response to the COVID-19 ......read more
• P&G and its brands will make their next wave of donations for COVID-19 relief including health, hygiene and cleaning products, PPE and financial support worth tens of millions of dollars as the first “acts of good” for 2021.
• Lead with Love campaign unites P&G’s longstanding and ongoing Citizenship efforts of Community Impact, Equality & Inclusion, ......read more
November 29, 2020- -Saudi German Hospital Jeddah announced its 12th successful liver transplant surgery on a 58-year-old mother whose liver was extremely damaged with an abnormally large amount of scar tissue. The son of the patient, whose liver was found to be a compatible match, donated 60 per cent of his liver to his mother. The surgery, which took approximately 13 hours to be completed, was ......read more
Saudi Arabia’s leading medical research facility turns to high performance computing solutions provided by Oracle’s second-generation cloud region in Jeddah
Riyadh, 12 November 2020: Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah International Medical Research Center (KAIMRC), one of the leading biomedical and clinical research institutions has chosen Oracle Cloud Infrastructure to ......read more
13, October 2020: The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) is pleased to announce that The International Medical Center has earned 2020 CHIME Digital Health Most Wired recognition as a certified level 9, the only one in the MENA region and the first one in Saudi. The CHIME Digital Health Most Wired program conducts an annual survey to assess how effectively ......read more
High net worth individuals, families, family offices, and foundations plan to increase their allocation to impact investing from 20 per cent of their portfolios in 2019 to 35 per cent by 2025.
A quarter (27 per cent) of all investors expect to move to more than 50 per cent invested for impact within five years.
Nine-in-10 (87 per cent) investors say climate change ......read more
As Saudi residents spend more time indoors, do we really know what’s lurking in our homes?
12 October 2020, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia - The WHO estimates that we spend up to 90% of our time indoors .
Dust mites and their faeces are the most relevant inducers of allergic diseases worldwide . But how much do we really know about these microscopic ......read more
New report by WTTC and Oliver Wyman provides recommendations on how we can ensure a more seamless recovery of the sector
Consumers are paying more attention to 'sustainability' of brands
Destinations need to adopt new protocols for health and hygiene measures
September 27, 2020: The World Travel & Tourism Council [WTTC], today unveils a new report that explores the ......read more
Oxford Business Group and Najm Insurance Services launch latest research tool
Riyadh, 9 September 2020: The impact of Covid-19 on the insurance sector in Saudi Arabia and the efforts of sector players to support the national response to the challenges of the pandemic are explored in a new Covid-19 Response Report (CRR) by Oxford Business Group (OBG), produced with Najm ......read more
Oxford Business Group and Saudi Payments launch new economic analysis
17 August, 2020 – Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: A new Covid-19 Response Report (CRR) issued by Oxford Business Group, (OBG) in partnership with Saudi payments, revealed the success of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in benefiting from e-commerce, digital transactions and dealing with the challenges ......read more
Global Business Group Lays Out Plan for Addressing Resurgence from Pandemic and Issues Call to Action for Collaboration
July , 2020, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia --- B20 Saudi Arabia, the official voice of business to the G20, today announced a six-point plan designed to combat the current global pandemic and lay a foundation to address future resurgences of the disease, ......read more
Saudi-based pharmacy chain automates its treasury and payment systems, boosting efficiency and visibility as it plans regional expansion
July 2, 2020 – Infor, a global leader in business cloud software specialized by industry, today announced that Nahdi Medical Company, a Saudi Arabia-based pharmacy retail chain, has digitally transformed its financial management, ......read more
July 02, 2020: As lockdown restrictions are gradually eased, and people adjust to the new normal, many are asking what the new normal will be for public transport and mobility. Safety and hygiene are at the root of people’s concerns when it comes to travel and mobility in a COVID-19 world, with commuters seeking reassurance that their health and wellbeing will be a top ......read more
By Omer Saleem, director and deputy CEO of Proven SA
June 28, 2020: The past months have shifted the business world dramatically, and central hubs of business have been leading the world through the strategic actions necessary to overcome these extreme situations. Remote work adoption is at an all-time high as a matter of necessity and with new guidelines, while business service ......read more
• Expectations for the pace of economic recovery must be realistic, but many GCC countries can be optimistic for 2021.
By Edris Alrafi, Head of Middle East & Africa for Aberdeen Standard investments (ASI)
June 28, 2020: The aftermath of the economic and market turbulence due to Covid-19 has redefined the landscape for GCC member states. A relatively bleak ......read more
• Q1 revenues of SAR 1,343.3 million grew 9.4% and decreased by 4.4% on the previous quarter
• Group’s total capacity stands at 1,913 beds and 1,371 clinics as at 31 March 2020, through which an integrated system of general and specialized services is provided
• Ramp-up of electronic services and remote medical consultations; delivery of medicines and other ......read more
April 25, 2020: The Saudi Dental Society has conducted the first and largest virtual Dental Conference around the world, with senior lecturers from the most prestigious universities in the United States, Europe, the United Kingdom and Saudi Arabia were contacted to give continuous lectures for 11 hours a day for three days event.
This conference came with the aim ......read more
In addition to this, most residents think the pandemic will incur a long lasting damage to their respective economies
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 16, 2020: The latest data from YouGov’s survey run between 8th- 15th April shows an increasing number of people in the UAE and KSA are concerned about the loss of job or salary due to the ongoing Coronavirus crisis. ......read more
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, April 11, 2020: Keeping customer centricity as our primary objective, Lenovo is leveraging the full strength of its global business operations to maintain services support and minimize any potential impact on customers worldwide during this challenging time of COVID-19 pandemic.
To better support our customers, Lenovo is offering a free global ......read more
Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – February 2, 2020: King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre (KFSH&RC) is one of four recipients of this year’s Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Davies Award of Excellence and is in the top 100 list of organizations worldwide to achieve this award. KFSH&RC is the first HIMSS Davies Award ......read more
The meeting aims to advance bilateral relations and enhance cooperation in health field
January 28, 2020: H.E. Abdul Rahman Bin Mohammed Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has discussed with Dr.Tawfiq bin Fawzan Al-Rabiah, Minister of Health of Saudi Arabia and Kuwaiti Health Minister Sheikh Dr. Basel Al-Humoud Al-Sabah, ways of boosting ......read more
January 19, 2020- Saudi German Hospitals (SGH) Group has been named the official health partner of Hail Season. This is the group’s fourth Saudi Season event it will participate in across the Kingdom – previously Jeddah, Diriyah and Soudah seasons – which is a testament to the group’s large network across KSA. In line with the announcement, SGH and its team of ......read more
The three-day congress sheds light on the latest technological innovations, investment opportunities and developments in pharmaceutical manufacturing
Saudi - December 04, 2019: The 5th MENA Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Congress and Exhibition kicked off today at the Voco Hotel, Riyadh. The three-day congress with the theme – ‘Improving pharmaceutical manufacturing ......read more
October 22, 2019, Dammam, KSA: Intertek, a leading Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide, participated in the inaugural conference for Saudi Workplace, Safety, Health, Environment and Wellbeing with experts providing insights on Road Traffic Safety Management Systems and global industry standards to an audience of health and safety professionals and industry ......read more
Riyadh, July 31, 2019: Today, the Saudi Red Crescent Authority announces it has partnered with what3words, helping those in need of medical attention to be found faster and respond to incidents more effectively. The partnership, launching ahead of the busy Hajj period, will enable callers to use 3 word addresses, providing a simple way to describe precisely where help is ......read more