60 women to work at local courts

Updated 29 December 2013
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60 women to work at local courts

Sixty Saudi women will begin work at local courts from Sunday, according to the Board of Grievances.
Their duties will be purely administrative in nature, said Bandar Al-Faleh, spokesman for the board.
He said that 48 Saudi women have been employed in nine branches of the board and will carry out administrative work in the Court of Appeal in Riyadh and the Eastern Province, as well as the courts in Makkah, Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Abha and Buraidah. Twelve women will commence work at a court in Buraidah in two weeks.
Al-Faleh said the women will work in the directorate of complaints where they will receive people and register cases.
Women working at the headquarters are involved in all branches of the court dealing with employees’ affairs.
He said their job titles range from document-controllers to clerks, secretaries, case researchers, legal researchers and Shariah researchers.


Saudi Arabia’s first ‘smart’ pharmacy inaugurated

Updated 21 July 2018
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Saudi Arabia’s first ‘smart’ pharmacy inaugurated

TABUK: Prince Fahd bin Sultan, governor of Tabuk region, inaugurated the Kingdom’s first smart pharmacy — operated by a robot — at King Fahd Specialist Hospital on Thursday, following his meeting with the province’s director general of health affairs, Ghurmallah bin Abdullah Al-Ghamdi.
It is hoped that the smart pharmacy — which can dispense 1,500 packages of medicine per hour, store over 20,000 packages of medicine, reject expired drugs, and deal with 240 prescriptions per hour — will save the time of patients and pharmacists, ensure better control of drug stocks, provide the highest safety standards, and reduce medication errors.
The pharmacy has six outlets, one of which is dedicated to serving disabled people.
Prince Fahd congratulated Tabuk Health Affairs on this achievement, which he said would contribute to better health care services.
He stressed that serving citizens was the main objective and praised the role of young men and women in meeting the requirements of the future.
He also thanked King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for their support for the health care sector in Saudi Arabia.
Al-Ghamdi thanked Prince Fahd for his support for the health care sector in the province.