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.


Saudi Arabian Airlines displays new products

Updated 24 April 2018
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Saudi Arabian Airlines displays new products

Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia), the Kingdom’s national carrier, is participating in the Arabian Travel Market (ATM), taking place in Dubai this week. This year marks the 25th edition of the show. Saudia has participated consistently throughout the years.
The airline has rolled out many new products and onboard amenities this year, including a new Business Class Porsche Design Men’s kit and Furla Ladies kit, as well as new children’s characters and kits.
Saudia is debuting a new exhibition stand design (9 x 30.5 meters) along with many interactive features and products on display. These include all the latest seats on static display — First Suite (first class), Business Class, and the Guest Class (economy) seats.
Also on display is a “smart model” experience, which provides a 3D interactive tour through the new Jeddah King Abdul Aziz International Airport.
Saudia is currently in the midst of a rapid transformation, fleet and network expansion program.
The airline has achieved double-digit growth in international passenger traffic, flying to 89 destinations across four continents. Saudia is receiving on average, one new aircraft every 12 days. Currently at 147, by the end of 2020 the fleet is set to reach 200 aircraft.
“Saudia looks forward to welcoming its travel retail partners, media and hospitality guests at ATM. The airline’s stand is located at ME 4310,” the airline said in a press release.
Currently in its 73rd year of operations, the airline is a member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the Arab Air Carriers Organization (AACO).
Saudia carried 30 million passengers in 2016, and was named the 2017 World’s Most Improved Airline by Skytrax, an independent global aviation industry monitor.
The airline has 11 codeshare partners including: Garuda Indonesia, China Southern Airlines, Air France, Royal Air Maroc, Alitalia, Korean Airlines, KLM, Middle East Airlines, Aeroflot, Air Europa and Oman Air.