273,000 visit Jeddah book fair in nine days

Visitors to the second Jeddah International Book Fair browse books on Sunday. (SPA)
Updated 26 December 2016

273,000 visit Jeddah book fair in nine days

JEDDAH: The second Jeddah International Book Fair has attracted 273,000 visitors in nine days since its opening.
People from all walks of life, including young people, families, writers and intellectuals, have been visiting the cultural event in which 450 local, GCC, Arab and international publishing houses from 30 countries are participating.
A seminar was organized at the fair by Sahmi Al-Hajri highlighting the role of the Kingdom in the fight against terrorism. Participants included the official spokesman for the Interior Ministry, Maj. Gen. Mansour Al-Turki, sociologist Abdul Salam Al-Wayel and authors Saud Al-Museibih and Mohammed Al-Saed.
The seminar discussed the pivotal role played by Saudi Arabia in the fight against terrorism. The Kingdom warned the world against the dangers of terrorism, established a counterterrorism center and called on the world to participate in the fight. It also showed the world the most effective methods of fighting terrorism conducted by the Kingdom at all levels.
A cultural evening, which was chaired by Khaled Al-Youssef, with the participation of a number of media figures, discussed book production in Saudi Arabia — from publishing and marketing to the process of reading — highlighting the large and multiple challenges in this area.


Health Ministry treats 649,690 Hajj pilgrims

The number of participants in serving pilgrims this year reached 30,000 employees of the Ministry of Health. (SPA)
Updated 24 August 2019

Health Ministry treats 649,690 Hajj pilgrims

  • For the first time this year, the ministry used robotic technology for medical consultations, which gave hospitals in Mina remote access to consultants in micro specialties

RIYADH: The Ministry of Health has revealed specialized services provided by its hospitals and health centers in Makkah, Madinah and holy sites for pilgrims during Hajj.
The ministry said that the number of pilgrims who received treatment in hospitals and health centers reached 649,690.
The number of participants in serving pilgrims this year reached 30,000 employees of the Ministry of Health, while 25 hospitals were prepared in Makkah and Madinah, with a total capacity of 5,000 beds.
For the first time this year, the ministry used robotic technology for medical consultations, which gave hospitals in Mina remote access to consultants in micro specialties.