Health is top priority

SPA - Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman receives GCC health ministers who came to attend a conference in Riyadh. The ministers congratulated King Salman on his accession to the throne and...

KSA hospitals waste millions in medicines

Arab News - Government health facilities are wasting millions of riyals in medicines through mismanagement, lack of standardized dispensing, and theft, according to sources quoted in a local publication recently. Some facilities buy too much drugs,...

Increasing Prevalence of Breast Cancer in Saudi Arabia

A Necessity to Create Awareness about Breast Self-Examination (BSE): A Tool for Early Diagnosis of Breast Cancer Dr. Sriram Chandramohan: Breast cancer is a global health concern and a leading cause of morbidity and mortality among...

MOH’s Command and Control Center Forms Rapid Response Teams Including 120 Health Specialists

The Ministry of Health's (MOH) Command and Control Center (CCC) has enhanced its capability of dealing with and responding to the incidents by forming rapid response team including 120 health specialists covering all specialties...

Forum highlights ills of drug addiction

Arab News - The National Committee for Combating Drugs has launched an introductory forum on Monday, showcasing its projects and programs in Jeddah. The forum was organized in cooperation with the General Directorate of Narcotics...

Coronavirus toll hits 385 in Saudi Arabia with two new deaths

Saudi Gazette - Two people have died from the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus, pushing the total number of deaths from the virus in the Kingdom to 385. Another two people have been infected with...

Jazan fire triggers major review of health facilities

Arab News - A comprehensive survey of all health facilities will be carried out to build a high level of confidence and trust and avoid recurrence of incidents like the Jazan hospital fire, Health Minister...

With KSA help, scientists take fresh steps to defeat MERS

Reuters - Genetic sequence data on two of the deadliest yet most poorly understood viruses are to be made available to researchers worldwide in real time as scientists seek to speed up understanding of...

Bilingual health campaign launched

Saudi Gazette - The Zamzam Society for Voluntary Health Services has launched a new bilingual campaign titled “your health in Haj”. The campaign, in Arabic and English, aims at increasing awareness among pilgrims on ways...

Top experts discuss patients’ rights at Riyadh conference

Arab News - More than 50 top national, regional and international experts in health care, law, psychology, sociology and management are discussing issues related to patients’ rights at a conference here. The three-day event, 1st Gulf...

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