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Eye of Riyadh

Special health insurance for citizens within 5 years
Healthcare | Thursday 21 June, 2018 7:47 am
The Saudi government will introduce a special medical insurance coverage for citizens in place of existing health insurance schemes offered by private insurance companies, according to a senior Health Ministry official. Dr. Mohammed Al-Sagheer, assistance undersecretary at the ministry, has said ...
Members of a Riyadh firm visit hospitals to help bring happiness during the holiday
Healthcare | Thursday 21 June, 2018 5:41 am
It was like a dream came true for orphans at the rehabilitation center run by the Ministry of Labor and Social Development and for the patients at hospitals in Riyadh as a private firm turned up to celebrate Eid festivities with them. Hospitality Board (HB), a Riyadh-based company in the food...
Saudi Health Council approves national system for reporting medical errors
Healthcare | Thursday 7 June, 2018 4:32 am
The Saudi Health Council approved a National System for Reporting Medical Errors. It is being prepared by the Saudi Center for Patients’ Safety. It will have a national database to determine the reasons for medical errors and how often they occur. The Council urged health facilities...
Only 20% of UAE residents consume the recommended daily level of protein every day
Healthcare | Tuesday 5 June, 2018 3:35 pm
Despite the ubiquity of protein-enriched foods on grocery aisles, social media feeds and in the press, a staggering 80% of UAE residents claim that they do not reach the reference daily intake of protein on a daily basis (Nutrient Reference Value for protein: 50g). The finding was revealed in a new ...
Saudi Food and Drug Authority preparing e-system to track pharmaceuticals
Healthcare | Monday 4 June, 2018 4:28 am
The Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) is setting up an electronic system to track pharmaceuticals from production to consumption, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported. The aim is to track products’ distribution and ensure their availability and safety. The system will be supplied with...
King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Houston Methodist Hospital renew collaboration to further improve quality of healthcare services for patients and staff
Healthcare | Friday 1 June, 2018 1:53 am
King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center (KFSHRC) and Houston Methodist Hospital (HMH) have renewed an existing Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the fourth consecutive time as a result of the positive impact their cooperation has made on the Saudi Arabian healthcare industry since ...
Saudi Arabia leads global humanitarian aid: UN data
Healthcare | Tuesday 29 May, 2018 3:39 am
Saudi Arabia is one of the world’s leading supporters of global humanitarian aid and development, according to data released by the UN. In a press statement issued to the Saudi Press Agency, Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, supervisor general of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre...
Arab Coalition led by KSA receives thanks from Al-Balsam
Healthcare | Sunday 27 May, 2018 1:45 am
Executive Director of Al-Balsam International Organization Dr. Emad bin Abdullah Bukhari has extended thanks to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman and the Crown Prince for their efforts in facilitating the mission of the humanitarian organization in Yemen. He appreciated the...
KSA's King Salman Center for Disability Research holds its 9th general assembly meeting
Healthcare | Friday 25 May, 2018 6:51 am
On behalf of Prince Bandar bin Abdul Aziz, founder of the King Salman Center for Disability Research (KSCDR), Riyadh Gov. Prince Faisal bin Bandar attended the General Assembly’s 9th meeting and the 12th meeting of the center’s founders. Prince Sultan bin Salman, chairman of the...
CosmeSurge Unveils Its 13th Branch in UAE  NMC to Open New Cosmetic Entities around the World
Healthcare | Friday 25 May, 2018 4:37 am
CosmeSurge launched its 13th branch in Al Zahra Hospital Sharjah, marking the latest addition to its innovative, modern and highest quality aesthetic derma and plastic treatments. H.E. Dr. Amin Hussain Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary of Public Health Policy & Licensing at the UAE...