MEDGULF provides free second medical opinion service for clients

Updated 20 December 2014
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MEDGULF provides free second medical opinion service for clients

The Mediterranean and Gulf Cooperative Insurance and Reinsurance Company (MEDGULF), has launched its second medical opinion service, offered in cooperation with Assist America. The first-of-its-kind service, offers MEDGULF’s customers in Saudi Arabia the option to receive a second medical opinion from a recognized hospital in the United States at no extra cost.
To deliver the service, MEDGULF has formed a strategic cooperation agreement with Assist America, one of the largest global suppliers of emergency medical services. The agreement allows MEDGULF secure the services of world-renowned hospitals and leading experts across all medical fields to ensure that customers receive high quality medical services and the best possible advice on their diagnosis and treatment.
“Our mission at MEDGULF is to make our customers’ lives better by providing the best medical care and supporting the development of the health sector," said Saleh A. S. Al-Sagri, chairman of MEDGULF. “Our strategy is to provide the best medical care and outstanding service for individuals and companies. This new service will enhance the benefits and the scope of private health insurance coverage for MEDGULF clients in the Kingdom”.
The second medical opinion service covers chronic and pre-existing conditions as well as the evaluation of cases where a diagnosis is not available in Saudi Arabia. The service allows MEDGULF customers in the Kingdom for the first time to obtain a second opinion of any diagnosis, free of charge, from advanced medical centers across the United States. MEDGULF will put its agents in direct contact with the hospitals to provide added support for customers and reduce the possibility of diagnostic and therapeutic errors.
“We are proud of our leading position in the Saudi Arabian and Middle Eastern markets and our ability to offer our customers in the Kingdom the services they need,” said Lutfi Fadel El-Zein, executive president of MEDGULF.


New Balance opens store in Riyadh

Updated 13 October 2018
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New Balance opens store in Riyadh

American multinational corporation New Balance Inc. (NB), a global leader in athletic footwear, apparel and accessories, opened its new store in the Saudi capital on Thursday. The store, located in the high-end Riyadh Gallery Mall on King Fahd Road, showcases women’s and men’s shoes, apparel and sportswear, sports equipment, and kids and lifestyle selections.

Top Brazilian footballer Carlos Eduardo de Oliveira Alves, who plays for Saudi Arabia’s Al-Hilal Club, cut the ribbon to mark the opening of the New Balance store. The inaugural ceremony was attended by a large number of industry leaders and top-notch executives of Apparel Group, which owns and operates the New Balance stores in Saudi Arabia.

Speaking on this occasion, Alves said: “I am happy to open the store of New Balance, with which I have been associated.” 

The footballer, who recently signed a two-year contract with New Balance endorsing the brand, called on the shoppers “to visit the store where they will be led into an interactive and immersive experience of the brand, welcomed by dynamic visuals.”

Referring to the range of the New Balance Athletics Inc., a statement released on this occasion, said: “The New Balance’s Riyadh store is roomy and bright, and presents the brand’s footwear and apparel in a raw-concrete environment.” 

New Balance, the Boston-based maker of trainers and running shoes, is planning to aggressively expand its presence in the Gulf region, increasing its store count to 50 by 2020. 

“The launch of this store is the pinnacle of our progress in the Kingdom and the Middle East, but it is also just the start,” said the statement, adding that the Boston-based company is excited to announce the release of the 247v2. As a contemporary evolution, the updated silhouette makes a nod to NB heritage, while further representing the intersection between where lifestyle and sport meet, it said. 

Alves, who inaugurated the New Balance store, plays for the Al-Hilal Club as a midfielder. He joined Al-Hilal in 2015, scored several goals for the club and won many honors. 

New Balance Athletics Inc., popularly known as New Balance, is among one of the world’s major sports footwear makers. 

This $3.8 billion company, which has more than 5,000 employees globally on its payroll, manufactures shoes with high-technical specifications such as, blended gel inserts and heel counters.