King Salman receives credentials of foreign ambassadors

King Salman receives envoys of friendly countries at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah on Sunday. (SPA)
Updated 17 June 2019
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King Salman receives credentials of foreign ambassadors

JEDDAH: King Salman on Sunday received credentials of a number of ambassadors of friendly countries at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah.

The envoys who called on the Saudi king included Kazakhstan Ambassador Berik Aryn, Chinese Ambassador Chen Weiqing, Indian Ambassador Dr. Ausaf Sayeed and American Ambassador John Abizaid.

The king welcomed the ambassadors to the Kingdom and conveyed his regards to leaders of their respective countries. He wished the diplomats success in their missions to enhance and develop relations between Saudi Arabia and their countries.

The ambassadors conveyed the greetings of their respective leaders. They expressed their keenness on strengthening bilateral ties with the Kingdom in all spheres of life.

State Minister and Cabinet member Dr. Musaed bin Mohammed Al-Aiban, Foreign Minister Ibrahim Al-Assaf, Cabinet member and Chief of the Royal Court Khalid bin Abdulrahman Al-Issa and a number of officials attended the ceremony.


KSRelief medics’ timely intervention saves Yemeni infant’s life

Updated 24 August 2019
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KSRelief medics’ timely intervention saves Yemeni infant’s life

  • Jana’s father thanked the medical team for saving his daughter’s life. 

MUKALLA: A volunteer medical team from the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) has saved the life of a Yemeni girl who was suffering from a severe lack of oxygen in the blood, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

Jana Basheaib was born with a blockage in the pulmonary valve and a constriction of the tricuspid valve in her heart that prevented the delivery of blood to her lungs, leading to a severe lack of oxygen in her body that required urgent intervention.

Her father Adnan said he had noticed her dark blue color days after she was born, but had not been able to find treatment for her in Yemen. She was also too sick to be moved abroad. 

His brother connected him with a KSRelief team so that the 10-day-old infant could get the help she needed. 

FASTFACTS

•KSRelief is working in Yemen with comprehensive plans to alleviate people’s suffering.

•The center has implemented 363 projects across the country at a cost of $2.26 billion.

•The projects cover various sectors including food security, health and education.

Basheaib filed a report describing her condition and received an immediate response from KSRelief, saying it would send a medical team to Yemen and an appointment for surgery was made.

Basheaib took his daughter from Tarim to Mukalla, a six-hour drive. Upon arrival at the Pulse of Life Center for Cardiology, Jana was immediately admitted to the intensive care unit. The medical team arrived in time to successfully perform the surgery.

He thanked the medical team for saving his daughter’s life. 

The head of the KSRelief medical team, Prof. Jameel Ata, said: “The medical campaign comes within the framework of the voluntary campaigns to treat difficult and critical cases. This is KSRelief’s third campaign for open-heart surgeries and catheterizations for Yemeni children in less than six months.”

The medical campaigns have covered the treatment of more than 20 children from Yemen’s low-income families to alleviate their suffering.