Father accidentally shoots daughter with air rifle in northern Saudi Arabia

Updated 10 November 2017
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Father accidentally shoots daughter with air rifle in northern Saudi Arabia

QURAYYAT: A young girl in the province of Qurayyat was shot in the head while her father was trying to test an air rifle in the courtyard of his home.

Al-Jouf police said that a “four-and-a-half-year-old girl was admitted to Qurayat General Hospital on Wednesday morning after she was shot in the head while her father was testing an air rifle in the courtyard of their house.”

The police media spokesman in Al-Jawf, Lt. Col. Yazeed bin Saud Al-Noumas, said in a statement to Al-Mowaten news website that this information was released in response to what was circulated on social media on the extraction of a bullet from the head of a girl at Prince Mutaib bin Abdul Aziz Hospital.

He added that “the gun shot caused a head wound, and she was admitted to the intensive care unit. The weapon in possession of her father was seized, and the prosecution was notified by virtue of jurisdiction.”

Al-Noumas confirmed that the little girl was transferred to Prince Mutaib bin Abdul Aziz Hospital in Sakaka, and then medically evacuated to a hospital in Riyadh.


After success in Yemen, heart team travels to save lives in Tanzania

The nucleus of this medical team are Saudi citizens who are proud of the international medical status that Saudi doctors have reached in fields such as heart surgery.
Updated 16 min 41 sec ago
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After success in Yemen, heart team travels to save lives in Tanzania

  • The trip comes after coordination with the Ambassador of Tanzania in Saudi Arabia Hamid Eid Maghazi, the Tanzanian Ministry of Health and Jakaya Kikwete Cardiac Institute

JEDDAH: A heart surgery and cardiology team is preparing to go to Tanzania to treat 176 heart patients after successful trips to treat 225 heart patients in Yemen.
Balsam International will travel to Dar es Salaam, the former capital of Tanzania, in the next few days.
Dr. Imad Bukhari, cardiac surgery consultant and CEO of Balsam, said that during the six-day trip the team aims to conduct 16-18 open heart surgeries, about 60 catheterizations, offering treatment to 100 cases in outpatient clinics in collaboration with the medical team at the Jakaya Kikwete Cardiac Institute.
The trip comes after coordination with the Ambassador of Tanzania in Saudi Arabia Hamid Eid Maghazi, the Tanzanian Ministry of Health and Jakaya Kikwete Cardiac Institute.
Heart surgeon Dr. Rakan Nazer expressed his delight in participating with his colleagues in Balsam in this humanitarian charity work.
Dr. Abdulaziz Khouja, anesthesiologist, and his colleagues remember joyfully the achievements of “Balsam1” and “Balsam2” trips to Yemen in April and May 2018. In about 12 days, 25 open heart surgeries and more than 200 catheterizations were carried out, in addition to more than 750 clinical and ultrasound checkups.
The nucleus of this medical team are Saudi citizens who are proud of the international medical status that Saudi doctors have reached in fields such as heart surgery. Dr. Rahim Gul, a Pakistani consultant in cardiac surgery, is taking part in this trip.