Two new coronavirus cases detected

Saudi Gazette - Two new patients have tested positive for the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) with a third reportedly having recovered. The Ministry of Health reported the two new cases on Friday. The first...

African expatriate recovers after rare surgery in Jeddah

Arab News - A rare surgery to remove a tumor from the lower jaw of an African expatriate was performed successfully at the King Fahd Hospital in Jeddah recently. According to an official from the Ministry...

MoH treated over 340,000 patients during Haj

Arab News - The Ministry of Health (MoH) provided health services to more than 340,000 pilgrims during this Haj season. According to an MoH official, a total of 60,769 pilgrims were treated at various hospitals, primary...

Empowering people to save precious lives

Saudi Gazette - MANY medical experts have underlined the importance of raising first-aid awareness among members of the general public in order to save lives in critical situations. They say basic first response can increase...

Youth suffer from sitting disease

Saudi Gazette - In a time where technology increasingly controls people’s lives, jobs that mean people are working with computers and hand-held devices for long hours have become common place, and people are increasingly reporting...

MOH official to take action after viral video

Saudi Gazette - A video of an empty emergency ward went viral on social media showing the negligence of the medical staff. Eastern Province Health Affairs head Asad Al-Saud said the video revealed the man claiming...

SRCA aircraft set two new world records

Arab News - The Saudi Red Crescent Authority (SRCA) aircraft have set two new world records in responding quickly to incidents and emergencies. Services provided by SRCA aircraft are not limited to air surveillance and response...

WHO congratulates Saudi Arabia for disease-free Haj

Arab News - Vice President of the World Health Organization (WHO) for the Middle East Jawad Al-Mahjour congratulated the kingdom on organizing a successful Haj, which was free of epidemic diseases. At a joint press conference...

Expert urges precautionary measures against hepatitis

Saudi Gazette - A senior medical expert has warned against joint cleaning of cups in a plastic or glass pot after serving gahwa or tea to guests, saying it was responsible for the spread of...

Female Saudi volunteers offer help to the sick

Saudi Gazette - Female Saudi volunteers extended all sorts of help to the pilgrims in the Holy Sites. Ruqaya Sami was given a chance to take care of pilgrims, especially the elderly and children, who suffered...

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