Sept. 22 and 23 holidays for KSA schools, govt offices

Updated 22 September 2013
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Sept. 22 and 23 holidays for KSA schools, govt offices

Students and government employees all over the Kingdom will get two days of holidays on the occasion of the National Day holiday that falls on Sept. 23, according to a royal decree issued by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah on Monday.
“As this year’s National Day falls on the second day of working days, Sunday has been declared a holiday for students of all academic levels as well as government employees,” the decree said.
Saudis and expatriates have welcomed the royal gesture, which will effectively allow citizens to enjoy four days of holidays — Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
It is a common practice in many countries worldwide to declare a holiday during a regular day when it is sandwiched between two off-days or holidays.


Man arrested in Jeddah for unlicensed chiropractic clinic

A man was arrested by Jeddah police for turning his apartment in to a clinic. (Shutterstock)
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Man arrested in Jeddah for unlicensed chiropractic clinic

  • The apartment has been shut down until concerned authorities are done interrogating him
  • the fake physician had been receiving six to seven patients per day, and taking SR500 ($133) from every new patient and SR300 from returning ones

JEDDAH: Jeddah police and the Health Ministry have arrested a man who had turned his apartment in Al-Bawadi district into a chiropractic clinic.

The apartment has been shut down until concerned authorities are done interrogating him. The director of the Compliance Department, Sultan Al-Mehmadi, said the man’s activities were being monitored since May 12, 2017, after information had been reported about malpractices in the apartment.

He added that the fake physician had been receiving six to seven patients per day, and taking SR500 ($133) from every new patient and SR300 from returning ones.

The confiscated material. (AN photo)



“Inside the apartment, concerned authorities found a room dedicated to manual therapy, and seized… paper used for preparing invoices and medical reports, stamps for crediting these documents, a large number of lab test results, and X-rays requested by him,” Al-Mehmadi said.

“The fake physician was found to be a 66-year-old Lebanese man. After the initial interrogation, he admitted to having been practicing this profession for 15 years.”

The apartment was equipped with medical devices and machines used for physical therapy, and featured medical certificates obtained from anonymous sources, Al-Mehmadi added.

The expatriate’s practice was not approved by the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties, and he was not licensed to practice a health-related profession. As such, he has violated Article 28 of the Law of Practicing Health Care Professions.

Jeddah’s Health Department urged citizens and residents to be cautious and not get deceived by such practices, which may cause more harm than good.

The department said it will not hesitate to arrest violators who manipulate and deceive people in need for treatment.