Center for treatment of MERS in Jeddah set

Updated 20 May 2014
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Center for treatment of MERS in Jeddah set

Arrangements are under way to make the King Abdullah Medical Complex in Jeddah a center for the treatment of MERS-CoV in the Kingdom.
Acting Health Minister Adel Fakeih has appointed Hamad Al-Dhewalia as the Chief Executive Officer of the complex with a view to transform the facility into a center of learning and treatment of the corona virus which has affected more than 500 people in the Kingdom.
The minister said that under the leadership of Al-Dhewalia he hopes to improve the medical complex to serve those who are affected by the virus using state-of-the-art technology.
Al-Dhewalia is a pharmacology graduate of the King Saud University. He completed his masters in business management at the University of Arizona in the US in 1988.
He has also served as director general of health services at the Saudi Aramco for a period of 29 years (1981-2009). Besides these positions, he was also engaged in serving the community through social service organizations throughout the Kingdom.
The hospital authorities, following the directives of the health minister, are ensuring that the corona virus center is fully furnished and equipped with separate rooms to treat infected patients supported by medical staff.
The minister said that the new facility will be a model center for the treatment of corona virus.
The King Abdullah Medical Complex includes the main hospital with a capacity of 500 beds, and is located on an area of ​​266,000 sqm.
It also includes a Maternity Hospital while additional construction works are ongoing to build 400 more beds and another 200 beds for eye care services.


‘Our History is Misk’ revive 20 traditional professional figures in Jeddah

Cafes were an important part of Jeddah’s social life. (AN photo)
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‘Our History is Misk’ revive 20 traditional professional figures in Jeddah

  • Cafes were an important part of Jeddah’s social life

JEDDAH: “Our History is Misk,” supported by the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz Foundation, is being organized at the historical site of Jeddah.
The event is bringing nostalgia through a number of scenes that embody the life the city witnessed decades ago.
It comes as one of the activities of the foundation’s initiatives center and is part of its role in encouraging creativity and promoting national values in society.
The activities include an open theater to portray the professions of Jeddah citizens in the past. A number of local actors brought 20 extinct professions back to life through their performances.
One of the actors sits in the center, playing the role of the mayor, who used to help the people and solved their differences. Also showcased were the “decorator,” who is similar to barbers nowadays, the distribution of fabrics used in houses at the time, the selling of water in alleys for nominal amounts of money, and the restoration and cleaning of shoes.
Cafes were an important part of Jeddah’s social life. In them, people with all kinds of professions met to drink tea and listen to a storyteller.