Nearly 160,000 violators arrested across Saudi Arabia

The joint security campaign was launched in early November to track down and arrest offenders.
Updated 09 December 2017
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Nearly 160,000 violators arrested across Saudi Arabia

RIYADH: Nearly 160,000 violators of residence, work and border security systems have been arrested in a nationwide round-up, the General Directorate of Public Security said on Friday.
The joint security field campaign was launched in early November to track down and arrest offenders.
According to the statement, the total number of violators who were caught was 159,407, which included 89,651 for violating residency regulations, 45,063 for labor violations and 24,693 who acted in violation of the border security system.
A total of 1,838 people were arrested while trying to cross the border into the Kingdom, 78 percent of whom were Yemeni citizens, 21 percent were Ethiopians, and one percent were other nationalities. A total of 36 people were arrested for attempting to cross the border to go to neighboring countries.
A total of 426 people were arrested for involvement in transporting and harboring those who violated the residency, work, and border security, while a total of 71 citizens were arrested for harboring the violators against local regulations.
Security authorities conducted inspections to apprehend illegal workers to curb crimes such as thefts, sorcery, employing illegal workers, brewing liquor and to prevent them being involved in criminal activities.
According to the police, most of the crimes in the Kingdom are committed by illegal residents who have overstayed their visas. As a result, the government has intensified its campaign against residents who have overstayed their visas.


King Salman approves health care programs

King Salman
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King Salman approves health care programs

  • Clinical coding licenses and standards will be included in unified national standards for accreditation of health facilities
  • The training program aims to improve the quality of health care and control expenditure

JEDDAH: King Salman on Sunday approved the implementation of an electronic sick-leave system, and directed relevant authorities to coordinate with the Civil Service Ministry in case of any amendments to the terms for granting sick leave.
He also approved a program to train Saudi professionals in clinical coding. The Saudi Health Council and the Human Resources Development Fund (Hadaf) are cooperating to implement the training program, whose aim is to encourage the private health sector to hire the program’s graduates by leveraging the funding provided by Hadaf.
The training program aims to improve the quality of health care and control expenditure. The Health Ministry’s General Directorate of Licenses will establish an electronic network linked to the licensing system of the Clinical Coding Department at the National Center for Health Information.
The Council of Cooperative Health Insurance will work with the Saudi Health Council to develop controls and find ways to employ graduates at private health care institutions.
Clinical coding licenses and standards will be included in unified national standards for accreditation of health facilities.
This initiative is part of the Saudi Health Council’s efforts to contribute to achieving the Vision 2030 reform plan, whose objectives include the Saudization of certain professions that are vital for the national economy.