Saudi clinics treat 3,387 Syrian patients in one week

A man is treated by a doctor at a dental clinic run by the Specialized Saudi Clinics at Zaatari Camp in Jordan. (SPA)
Updated 28 May 2017

Saudi clinics treat 3,387 Syrian patients in one week

RIYADH: The Specialized Saudi Clinics, part of a national campaign to support Syrian refugees, provided medical treatment to 3,387 Syrian patients at Zaatari Camp, Jordan, in their 229th week of operation, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
There were 894 visitors to pediatrics clinics; the number of patients visiting the general medicine, skin, and ear, nose and throat (ENT) clinics reached 363, 359 and 194, respectively, the agency said.
Orthopedic and cardiac clinics also treated 218 and 36 patients, respectively.
Dr. Hamed Al-Maafalani, the medical director of the clinics, said the clinics are receiving Syrian patients and providing all necessary medical services through specialized medical workers.


GEA offers family festival celebrating naturalist Al-Jahiz

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GEA offers family festival celebrating naturalist Al-Jahiz

  • Al-Jahiz Square is part of the Taif Season festivals and events
  • The festival offers an interactive exhibition about Kitab-Al-Hayawan (Book of The Animals) written by Al-Jahiz

JEDDAH: The Saudi General Entertainment Authority has organized a family festival as part of the Taif Season.

The festival titled “Al-Jahiz Square” adopts a historic theme at the iconic Souq Okaz, offering families a chance to embark on a unique literary journey into the biography of Al-Jahiz, the acclaimed 9th Century African-Arab naturalist.

The festival offers an interactive exhibition about Kitab-Al-Hayawan (Book of The Animals) written by Al-Jahiz.

The festival will be running until the Aug. 31.