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
• International Medical Center acquires three new facilities in North Jeddah
• In line with Amanat’s strategic growth plans of making both direct and add-on acquisitions to its portfolio
• Amanat oversaw the acquisition, leveraging its deep healthcare expertise to support successful closing
Saudi - 02 July 2019: Amanat Holdings PJSC ......read more
08 April 2019, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia: A Saudi patient with a devastating facial injury now feels like he has his life back on track thanks to life-changing surgery by Saudi German Hospital (SGH) in Jeddah.
A 30-year-old patient was involved in a gardening accident with an electric chainsaw, which resulted in severe and catastrophic damage to his left side of his face: forehead, eye, ......read more
Universal health coverage is WHO’s number one goal and theme for this year’s World Health Day
Aligned and in support of World Health Day, Mr. Makarem Batterjee, President of Bait Al Batterjee (BAB) holding company and Vice Chairman and Deputy President of Saudi German Hospitals Group, shares his healthcare vision and purpose for the Middle East and beyond
03 April 2019, ......read more
14 February 2019, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: Saudi German Hospitals Group (SGH Group) has announced that it has successfully completed 66% of establishing its brand-new healthcare facility in Dammam, and is set to be completed by June 2019.
Once complete, the state-of-the-art hospital will cover an area of 39,000 square meters, with 8 operating rooms and a potential capacity of up to 300 beds and ......read more
Profeta Health - Synonym for Halal Health
All products are rigorously laboratory tested and undergo a stringent vetting process
All of our healthcare supplements are made using premium grade vitamins, minerals and ingredients
We use the latest internationally renowned scientific research to develop our products with optimum and effective levels of vitamins, minerals and active ......read more
2520 Female Visitors within 5 Days of Asir Campaign
Saudi Arabia, October 31, 2018: The National Campaign Events for Early Detection of Breast Cancer (2018), which was held by the General Directorate of Health Affairs in Asir Region was fulfilled. It was organized by the Department of Communication, Relations and Awareness of the Directorate under the guidance of the General Manager ......read more
Market research shows a 14.1% incidence of non-domestic cigarette packs in Saudi Arabia for Q2 of 2018, almost doubling from 7.2% in Q4 of 2017
Excise and VAT have increased the price of cigarettes in some GCC nations, giving rise to illicit trade
Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: 22 October 2018: A recent report by the Gulf Research Centre outlines the prevalence of ......read more
Dubai, UAE, October 07, 2018: The campaign of the Saudi Ministry of Health to raise awareness about breast cancer in Asir region, will be launched on October 10th under auspices of Al- Jazeera Paints, as its continues custom to provide social support.
The campaign will begin next Wednesday at Al- Rashed Mall in Abha and will continue for five consecutive days under supervision of the ......read more
Comment Article by TR Ganesh, General Manager, Blueair Middle East
After a long summer break, it's time for the kids in the Middle East to head back to school and focus on classes, sports and other after-school activities. It is a time of transition, not only for children but for parents. Besides being anxious about the regular and recurring worrying thoughts such as – does my child ......read more
Dubai, UAE - April 24, 2018
The second face transplant procedure in the history of the Nordic countries was performed earlier this year in the Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa (HUS) in Finland. In the first face transplant, performed in 2016, some parts of the facial tissue were transplanted. The most recent operation was more demanding as it involved transplanting an even bigger part ......read more
Dubai, UAE, April 12, 2018: Happiness starts with a healthy well-being. But truth be told, people are so caught up with the chaotic and hectic world that health has been taken for granted and so genuine happiness becomes difficult to achieve.
In line with one of the core objectives of the UAE Ministry of Happiness to “instill a culture of happiness and positivity,” ......read more
First Hospital in Makkah to Receive this Global Recognition for the Use of Advanced Informatics to Improve Patient Care
Makkah, Saudi Arabia (April 3rd, 2018) Security Forces Hospital Makkah has achieved the HIMSS Analytics Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM) Stage 6 using InterSystems TrakCare® unified Healthcare Information System.
The HIMSS ......read more
Invisalign® Brand Supports the Kingdom’s Vison 2030 with the transformation of healthcare
Invisalign® Brand - Platinum Sponsor of the
12th Annual Conference of the Saudi Orthodontic Society
25th February 2018: Invisalign MEA DMCC, a subsidiary of Align Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALGN) and provider of the leading Invisalign clear aligner brand, ......read more
…and 22% would give up their partner!
United Arab Emirates, 18 February 2018: Most people in the UAE get an average of seven healthy hours of sleep a night, yet we still yearn for more according to a poll* conducted by much-loved Swedish home furnishing retailer, IKEA. Work stress, kids and technology came out on top when people were asked why they were missing out on ......read more
With the acquisition of the respiratory division of Thimar Al Jazirah Company (TAC) in Saudi Arabia, Air Liquide enters the Home Healthcare market in the Kingdom, and expands its Healthcare activity in the Middle-East.
Dubai, UAE, January 3, 2018: TAC is a leading actor in the pharmaceutical, medical and dental industries within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). Acquired through a ......read more
May 21, 2017: Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary of the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention's (MOHAP) Public Health Policy and Licensing, received a high-level delegation from the Saudi Centre for Organ Transplantation led by Dr. Faissal A.M. Shaheen, Director General, Saudi Center for Organ Transplantation. Dr. Shaheen was accompanied by Hassan Abdullah Al Khanani, ......read more
Dubai, UAE, April 2, 2017
Welcome to LivNordic Spa & Wellness in Cayan Tower. Our thirteenth edition of our Newsletter is here to inspire you to a Nordic lifestyle & healthy living.
With March already passed we are quickly entering April. Perhaps you will have some time of during the Easter holiday? Take some time out to pamper yourself and your loved ones during the holidays. At ......read more
Offering free Bio-medical assessment of foot and Consultation with Podiatrist
People suffering with Diabetic Foot, Foot Infections or Flat Feet can get expert advice.
30th March, 2017; Dubai, UAE: To help people suffering with back pain, knee injury or any lower limb problems, RAK Diabetes Center in Jumeirah, Dubai is conducting a free one day clinic on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at their ......read more
Dubai, UAE, March 18, 2017: In today’s time and age with the wide scale spread of the corporate culture, the majority of the people spend their days working at a desk and in front of a laptop. Despite not having to do anything physical or strenuous that might strain the back directly, this makes people susceptible to back pain irrespective of the age. Long working hours coupled with ......read more
by Doctor Farhana Bin Lootah, Specialist, Internal Medicine at Imperial College London Diabetes Centre, Abu Dhabi
Dubai, UAE, August 28, 2016: Every year, during the month of ZelHajjeh, around two and a half million pilgrims make their way to the holy destination of Mecca in Saudi Arabia for Hajj. As one of the founding pillars of Islam, it is mandatory for practicing Muslims in ......read more
UAE, August 1, 2016 – With the aim to ensure the safety and health of Hajj pilgrims, the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP), in cooperation with the Health Authority-Abu Dhabi (HAAD) and the Dubai Health Authority (DHA), has launched a large-scale campaign.
The awareness campaign focuses on the well-being of pilgrims, especially the elderly healthy individuals and ......read more
KKESH is first hospital in the Middle East to achieve this prestigious global recognition for use of health informatics
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, 16 May 2016 – King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital (KKESH) has announced that it has achieved Stage 7 on the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society’s (HIMSS) Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM). HIMSS’ ......read more
Dubai, UAE, May 9, 2016: Reputed Healthcare provider of the MENA Region, the Saudi German Hospitals Group, recently hosted an event in Dubai to unveil its new dedicated Plastic Surgery Center. Held on the evening on the 1st of May at the Palazzo Versace Hotel, Cosmetrix as the new Center has been titled, was launched amidst a glamorous event that was attended by VIPs, celebrity guests, ......read more
United Arab Emirates, Dubai – 1st May, 2016: Boehringer Ingelheim, one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies held its 2nd Stroke Academy in Dubai this year attended by more than 200 cardiologists, neurologists and strokologists from across the Middle East and Africa region. The program of the academy aimed at discussing stroke related diseases and therapies from ......read more
Globally, stroke is the second leading cause of death above the age of 60 years, and the fifth leading cause of death in people aged 15 to 59 years old.
Angels Initiative in the Middle East and Africa is a continuation and extension of the company’s global program that focuses on a timely stroke treatment process
Around 1 million stroke patients across the MENA and around 1,200 ......read more
Center To Help Autistic Saudis Aged Between 3 And 8 Years
His Royal Highness Prince Saud Bin Naif, the Governor of Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province, inaugurated the new, state-of-the-art Shamah Autism Centre in Dammam’s An Nur District on April 6 2016 – the first multi-discipline autism center for Saudi children in the Eastern Province.
The ......read more
Pounding Away Inches for the Red Carpet
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 13, 2016 — Actress and film producer Taylor Re Lynn understands the pressures of celebrity to look great and always be camera ready. Like many actresses, she lives life in the public eye being on stage, in films, and during red carpet appearances.
Recently, ahead of Milan Fashion Week, she wanted to shed a ......read more
Jeddah: The market of restaurants and cafes in Saudi Arabia has been witnessing a prosperous growth, due to the economical stability and overall national security of the country, for the past years. These two main factors have encouraged national and foreign businessmen to invest billions in the hospitality sector, knowing that the market has the capacity to attract more profitable ......read more
Hotel organises blood donation camp with Sharjah Blood Transfusion & Research Center…
Centro Sharjah in lines with its corporate social responsibility program (CSR) is organising a blood donation drive at the hotel in collaboration with Sharjah Blood Transfusion & Research Center. Colleagues, Guests & Friends are collectively invited to share these drops of HOPE and get ......read more
The 9th Annual CFO Strategies Forum recognized Mr. Fahad Al-Shammari, CFO of Saudi Pharmaceutical Industries and Medical Appliances Corporations (Spimaco Addwaeih) for achieving the 2nd ranking in (Revolutionary CFO of the Year Award) during the MENA CFO Awards Ceremony held in Sofitel The Palm Hotel in Dubai on 26th of October 2015. This award is presented to the CFO of a public or private ......read more
Binzagr Unilever and Lifebuoy visit 30 schools all around the Kingdom to raise awareness on the importance of handwashing as a preventive measure from life-threatening diseases
Jeddah – October 17th, 2014 – ‘Binzagr Unilever’, the Saudi Arabian arm of one of the world’s leading FMCG companies, celebrated Global Handwashing Day on October 15th 2015 by visiting 30 ......read more
Fitness First to offer all club members across the UAE 10% off event registrations
United Arab Emirates, 13 October 2015: To kick start your winter on a healthy note Daman’s ActiveLife Electric Run and Fitness First has joined forces to encourage UAE residents to set a new goal this season over the cooler months and sign up to the World’s Brightest 5K night ......read more
Children are inclined to fall sick more often than adults. This is mainly because they spend most of their time in close contact with other children at daycare or school where germs are easily transmitted. Unfortunately, most children are not as conscious of personal hygiene as they should be, increasing their risk of illness and the likelihood of passing this on to others.
Hygiene is ......read more
Your child has a cold and you know she needs a prescription, you even know the name of the medicine that the doctor will prescribe, because this isn’t the first time she’s shown these symptoms. But first, In order for her to get treatment that gets her back to feeling better, you have to have a doctor’s appointment. That means trying to get the doctor to squeeze you in, missing ......read more
Genetic factors and diabetes statistics in the region make regular screening crucial
Dubai, UAE, June 22nd, 2015: Apollo Hospitals, Asia’s foremost healthcare provider, urged vulnerable groups to take the simple steps that can prevent the damaging consequences of glaucoma, the number one cause of irreversible blindness. Citing genetic factors and the high prevalence of diabetes ......read more
UAE, June 22, 2015 – All 11 facilities managed by the Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) have attained Stage 6 on the Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model EMRAM)SM by HIMSS Analytics Middle East, which is one of the highest recognition for its use of clinical information technology (IT) systems and advanced safety features to enhance the patient care experience.
SEHA ......read more
To keep the mind and body in good health is our responsibility, otherwise, we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear. The Holy month of Ramadan gives us a great opportunity to balance our lifestyle and quit habits which can deteriorate our health. During fasting we would be able to focus on discipline, eating habits and self-control. It also gives the body a chance to remove ......read more
Monitoring of Blood Sugar Levels, Taking Correct Medication and Watching Diet All Essential for Safe Fasting
Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Diabetes sufferers can fast during Ramadan – but they do need to take precautions to safeguard their health, according to Dr. Ahmed El Hakim, Senior Advisor to Spanish pharmaceutical company, Cinfa.
The UAE has a diabetes rate of 19 percent, among ......read more
As the month of Ramadan approaches, many people are eagerly anticipating the fasting season and the month of giving. It is a month where one learns tolerance, patience and empathy. From a health perspective, a lot of benefits can be had from fasting in the right way during Ramadan. The long summer days may pose a challenge as one may have to fast for as long as 14 to 16 hours.
To ......read more
‘Ramadan’ is derived from the Arabic word ‘ramida or ‘ar-ramad’, which means scorching heat or dryness. It is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and is observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) according to Islamic belief.
This annual observance is regarded to be very holy ......read more
Disclaimer: The information provided here is for educational purposes only and should not be taken as medical advice. Please consult with a medical professional for more information.
1) People with diabetes need to go on a special diet during Ramadan
Myth! The good news is if you are already following a balanced diet, as is recommended for everyone, living with Type ......read more
Jeddah: The food and dining industry in Saudi Arabia witnessed a leap of prosperity as the market now is valued at billions of Saudi Riyals and exhibit a healthy rapid growth. Such factors are indicators for the firm and stable Saudi economy, which in their turn motivated many investors and companies to invest in this prosper sector. Despite the diversity and abundance of the sector, especially ......read more
Diabetes and Fasting
Is it Ok for me to fast during the Holy Month of Ramadan, if I am living with diabetes?
During fasting, about eight hours after the last meal our bodies start to make use of energy stores to keep blood glucose (sugar) levels normal. For most people, this is not harmful.
However, a problem can occur if you are living with diabetes, such ......read more
Ramadan, the holy month of fasting for Muslims, is a special occasion for worshipping and praying. It is also a special occasion when families prepare their favorite traditional foods and sit down together with relatives and friends to enjoy it.
However, many of us follow bad eating habits and routines during Ramadan. Below are some tips provided by Dr. Anita Gupta, Clinical Dietician and Dr. ......read more
May 21, 2015: The 5th edition of Saudi Health 2015, the country’s largest healthcare event, concluded on a successful note with over 17,000 visitors attending the show. The show saw the participation of more than 350 exhibitors from 11 countries across an exhibition space of 8,000 sqm. Saudi Health provided them with a unique platform to showcase their latest innovations in healthcare ......read more
UAE, May 21, 2015 - Many people use mouthwash as part of their oral hygiene routine to effectively strengthen their teeth and gums. Oral rinses work by helping fight plaque and gum disease, prevent tooth decay and toothaches, and eliminate bad breath. While they have many oral benefits, some people are still worried that alcohol-containing variants, in particular, will result in a number of ......read more
May 16, 2015: Under the patronage of H.E. Eng. Khalid bin Abdulaziz Al-Falih, the Minister of Health, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), Saudi Health 2015, the largest healthcare event in Saudi Arabia, will be inaugurated (Monday, May 18, 2015) at the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center. Running until May 20, 2015, the latest edition of the premier healthcare show is aimed towards ......read more
United Arab Emirates, Dubai – 05 May, 2015: Suffering from a joint pain, stiffness with a swelling? Most people would consult a General Practitioner or take over the counter pain relief medication in the hope that the aches and pains would go away. However, this could be an indication of a more serious problem, namely rheumatoid arthritis. According to the Emirates Arthritis Foundation, 20% ......read more
Restylane® fillers and Restylane Skinboosters™ will be put to the test in a unique campaign by Sharon Stone
Details of the challenge and the results will be unveiled at a live event in May
The initiative aims to build trust in aesthetic treatments by demonstrating natural-looking results of Restylane in real life
MONACO(May 4,2015) -Today, Sharon Stone has embarked on a ......read more
Riyadh – 21 April 2015: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s (KSA) health sector is expected to drive in a demand for 70,000 more hospital beds by 2016. Looking to address this, the Kingdom is currently witnessing increased construction activity for medical facilities and infrastructure, including the current construction of five new medical cities and 132 hospitals. The vibrancy of the ......read more