King Fahd Hospital in Jeddah to practice nuclear medicine

Updated 11 September 2017
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King Fahd Hospital in Jeddah to practice nuclear medicine

RIYADH: King Fahd Hospital in Jeddah has received permission to practice nuclear medicine and has also launched an electronic pharmacy project.
An official from the Ministry of Health said that the Diagnostic Radiology Department at the hospital has received a license from the National Center for Radiation Protection at the King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy for the use of radioactive substances in the field of medical diagnosis and treatment.
The license is needed to comply with requirements of the National Center for Radiation Protection and the Saudi Food and Drug Authority.
The requirements include the presence of a competent radiation protection approved by the National Center for Radiation Protection, and to ensure proper monitoring of radioactive sources and devices.
Meanwhile, King Fahd Hospital has launched an “electronic pharmacy” project in an attempt to accelerate the process of dispensing medicines to patients, the health official said.
The electronic pharmacy helps reduce drug-related errors and it will also save time and effort, and prevent waste, it was claimed.
The system will also alert doctors about drug interactions, as well as the permissible dosages and duplication of prescriptions.


Saudi Arabia’s Interior Ministry: 4 officers dead, 4 injured in shooting incident in Asir province

Updated 19 April 2018
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Saudi Arabia’s Interior Ministry: 4 officers dead, 4 injured in shooting incident in Asir province

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Interior Ministry said that four police officers were martyred during an attack on a police check point in Asir province, in the southwest of the Kingdom. The police reported that four more officers were injured in the clashes that followed the attack.

The ministry added that police units chased the attackers, and captured 2 of them and a third was killed in the fire exchange that followed. The ministry also announced that all those involved in the attack are Saudi Arabian nationals. 

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