Riyadh doctors working remotely save Jordan pilgrim from stroke in Madinah

The medical team specializing in telestroke medicine is affiliated with the Seha Virtual Hospital in Riyadh. (SPA)
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Updated 13 June 2024
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Riyadh doctors working remotely save Jordan pilgrim from stroke in Madinah

  • The pilgrim, who has a history of chronic illness, was treated at the Madinah General Hospital

RIYADH: Doctors working remotely from Riyadh helped a 72-year-old Jordanian pilgrim in Madinah survive a stroke this week, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Wednesday.

The medical team specializing in telestroke medicine is affiliated with the Seha Virtual Hospital in Riyadh, the SPA reported.

The pilgrim, who has a history of chronic illness, was treated at the Madinah General Hospital.

In a joint effort, doctors from the Ministry of Health, the Seha Virtual Hospital, and the Madinah General Hospital located a brain clot and performed a cerebral catheterization procedure.

The pilgrim is recovering, the SPA said.

A total of 5,466 volunteers, in over 16 locations in Madinah and Makkah, are helping with first aid and emergency care for Hajj pilgrims this year.


Saudi National Water Co. implements 14 projects in Qassim

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Saudi National Water Co. implements 14 projects in Qassim

  • The company explained that the environmental projects being implemented in the region include seven projects, with a total value of approximately SR283 million

RIYADH: The National Water Co., represented by its northern sector, has begun implementing 14 water and environmental projects in various parts of the Qassim region, with a total cost exceeding SR561 million ($149.56 million).

This aims to increase the coverage rates of water and environmental services, improve their quality, and meet the growing demand for these services.

The company explained that the environmental projects being implemented in the region include seven projects, with a total value of approximately SR283 million, featuring sewage lines and networks extending over 329,000 linear meters, in addition to the construction of a lifting station with a capacity of 1,350 cubic meters per day.

It further stated that the water projects currently being executed in Qassim also encompass seven projects with a total value exceeding SR278 million. These projects involve network and line extensions surpassing 833,000 linear meters, along with the implementation of the waterway system for the Al-Mukharram and Umm Hazm wells.

 


Saudi Justice Ministry issues over 330,000 electronic reconciliation documents

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Saudi Justice Ministry issues over 330,000 electronic reconciliation documents

  • The center offers reconciliation services on the website taradhi.moj.gov.sa to resolve disputes, with skilled mediators and experts operating according to institutional procedures and approved legislation

RIYADH: The Reconciliation Center at the Ministry of Justice issued over 330,000 electronic reconciliation documents in nine tracks, including personal status, traffic, real estate, criminal, commercial, labor, financial, intellectual property, and medical errors.

The center offers reconciliation services on the website taradhi.moj.gov.sa to resolve disputes, with skilled mediators and experts operating according to institutional procedures and approved legislation.

The platform’s reconciliation documents are legally binding and can be enforced through legal actions if agreements are violated, promoting preventive justice and decreasing court cases.

It continuously enhances user experience by introducing new features that simplify and expedite processes, lessen workload and manual labor, and establish electronic connections with internal entities to adapt to digital transformation needs. This reflects the ministry’s progress in digitalization, ensuring the satisfaction of the parties involved while safeguarding their rights.

 


Saudi wheat farmers receive $78.7m in payments

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Saudi wheat farmers receive $78.7m in payments

  • The authority said that SR295,177,176 ($78.7 million) was deposited into the bank accounts of 792 farmers, covering a net amount of 175,703 tonnes of wheat

RIYADH: The Saudi General Food Security Authority has disbursed the first installment of payments to local wheat farmers who supplied their allocated quantities for the 2024 season.

The payments were processed and accounts were closed through the authority’s official electronic platform Mahsoly.

The authority said that SR295,177,176 ($78.7 million) was deposited into the bank accounts of 792 farmers, covering a net amount of 175,703 tonnes of wheat.

The authority began receiving local wheat from farmers for the current season on April 21. A total of 552,535 tonnes has been received from 2,751 farmers so far.

The initiative follows the Cabinet’s decision to authorize the authority to purchase up to 1.5 million tonnes of wheat annually from farmers for a period of five years.

 


Saudi Arabia condemns attempt on life of Donald Trump

Updated 14 July 2024
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Saudi Arabia condemns attempt on life of Donald Trump

  • Kingdom affirmed its rejection of all forms of violence

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia expressed on Sunday its condemnation and denunciation of the attempt on the life of the former President of the US Donald Trump, Saudi Press Agency reported.

The Kingdom affirmed its complete solidarity with the US, the former President and his family.

Trump was hit in the ear in an assassination attempt by a gunman at a campaign rally in Pennsylvania on Saturday.

The 78-year-old former president was rushed off stage with blood streaked across his face after the shooting, while the shooter and a bystander were killed and two spectators were critically injured.

Saudi Arabia also affirmed its rejection of all forms of violence, expressing its condolences to the family of the deceased and its wishes for a speedy recovery for those injured.

 


Weqaa identifies the most invasive plants found in the Kingdom

Updated 14 July 2024
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Weqaa identifies the most invasive plants found in the Kingdom

  • Project part of Integrated Pest Management scheme, one of National Transformation Program initiatives

RIYADH: Weqaa, the National Center for the Prevention and Control of Plant Pests and Animal Diseases, recently identified the most invasive plant types discovered in the Kingdom, the Saudi Press Agency reported

The invasive plants identified by the technical team were the prickly pear; two types of Austrocylindropuntia — Hudson pear cactus and Eve’s needle cactus; mesquite (Prosopis); tree tobacco; parthenium; lantanas; two types of argemone; sweet rush plant; and two types of reeds — the common reed and the giant reed.

Weqaa’s CEO Ayman bin Saad Al-Ghamdi said: “This success is the result of the tireless efforts and field visits carried out by the project’s team in various regions of the Kingdom to identify the most important invasive plants and their proliferation location.”

“The Kingdom’s identification and control of invasive plants project is currently working on a new experiment to control the spreading of the opuntia cylindrica and tree tobacco,” Al-Ghamdi said.

He also pointed out that the identification and diagnosis of invasive plants is being studied in cooperation with experts from the Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International, and that they are relying on the results of the plants’ identification to create Weqaa’s unique atlas.

Al-Ghamdi underlined the importance of the phytosanitary (plant health) sector in ensuring the monitoring and control of plant pests and crop diseases, applying good agricultural practices, and protecting the flora and biodiversity from pests through the implementation of all the available technical, administrative, legal and logistical measures.

The aforementioned project is part of the Integrated Pest Management scheme, one of the National Transformation Program initiatives aimed at controlling agricultural pests and invasive plants as well as protecting plant production.

The project is implemented in cooperation with the National Center for Vegetation Development and Combating Desertification to ensure the health of plants and crops, namely cultivated plants, to promote economic development and achieve the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 goals.