SFDA inspects 2,266 food outlets in 27 days

Saudi Gazette - The Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) inspected 2,266 food establishments in Makkah and Madinah during the past 27 days and recorded 3,052 health and technical violations, Makkah daily reported. SFDA reported on...

Emergency steps taken to defeat MERS as more fall victim to virus

Arab News - Over the past two days, Riyadh has become the target of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus with 18 new infections and three deaths. According to the Ministry of Health, Monday saw...

MOH Organizes a Workshop for Saudi Blood Banks’ Experts

Within the framework of its endeavors to develop blood banks, and in response to the increasing demand of health sectors on blood and blood products with the highest attainable standard of safety and quality,...

OIC promotes breast cancer treatment

Arab News - The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) nations held a special session here to promote treatment for breast and cervical cancer. The session focused on raising awareness about the huge toll cancer takes on...

43 medical facilities in Riyadh shut for violations

Arab News - As many as 43 private medical complexes were closed in the capital during the last two months for serious violations. According to the head of the private health services in Riyadh region, Saleh...

Health insurance must for expats’ family members, says official

Saudi Gazette  – The Cooperative Health Insurance Council has reiterated that no residence permits will be issued or renewed for family members of expatriates working in the private sector unless all of them obtain health...

Royal Decree Relieves Mr. Al-Khateeb of His Post, Appoints Mr. Muhammad Al-Ash Shaikh as...

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, issued a Royal Decree. Following is its wording: IN THE NAME OF ALLAH THE MOST GRACIOUS THE MOST MERCIFUL No. (A/153) Date: 21/6/1436 H. WITH...

Saudi doctors successfully separate Egyptian twins

Arab News - A team of doctors led by former Health Minister Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah separated Egyptian parasitic twins at King Abdulaziz Medical City (KAMC) on Sunday, the second such operation in two days at...

West Africa Ebola outbreak could infect 20,000 people

The Ebola epidemic in West Africa could infect over 20,000 people and spread to more countries, the U.N. health agency said on Thursday, warning that an international effort costing almost half a billion dollars...

Saudi-US forum discusses new healthcare trends

Saudi Gazette - Six specialized workshops kicked off on Monday as part of the Saudi–US Healthcare Forum 2015 activities held under the patronage of Riyadh Emir Prince Faisal Bin Bandar. The workshops included local...

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