King Salman to hold talks with Malaysian premier today

In this file photo, Saudi Arabia’s King Salman speaks with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak during a Memorandum of Understanding signing ceremony in Putrajaya, Feb. 27, 2017. (REUTERS)
Updated 08 January 2018
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King Salman to hold talks with Malaysian premier today

RIYADH: Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, who arrived here Monday, will hold wide-ranging talks with King Salman and other high-ranking Saudi officials on Tuesday. On his arrival here at the airport, the Malaysian prime minister was received by Prince Faisal Bin Bandar, governor of Riyadh region.
“Prime Minister Najib is on a five-day official visit to the Kingdom to follow up King Salman’s visit to Malaysia that took place early this year,” said Amirulhusni Sahar, a spokesman of the Malaysian embassy. The spokesman said that “the Malaysian premier is scheduled to hold consultations also with Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, deputy premier and minister of defense, during his visit.”


Saudi Arabia’s first ‘smart’ pharmacy inaugurated

Updated 21 July 2018
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Saudi Arabia’s first ‘smart’ pharmacy inaugurated

TABUK: Prince Fahd bin Sultan, governor of Tabuk region, inaugurated the Kingdom’s first smart pharmacy — operated by a robot — at King Fahd Specialist Hospital on Thursday, following his meeting with the province’s director general of health affairs, Ghurmallah bin Abdullah Al-Ghamdi.
It is hoped that the smart pharmacy — which can dispense 1,500 packages of medicine per hour, store over 20,000 packages of medicine, reject expired drugs, and deal with 240 prescriptions per hour — will save the time of patients and pharmacists, ensure better control of drug stocks, provide the highest safety standards, and reduce medication errors.
The pharmacy has six outlets, one of which is dedicated to serving disabled people.
Prince Fahd congratulated Tabuk Health Affairs on this achievement, which he said would contribute to better health care services.
He stressed that serving citizens was the main objective and praised the role of young men and women in meeting the requirements of the future.
He also thanked King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for their support for the health care sector in Saudi Arabia.
Al-Ghamdi thanked Prince Fahd for his support for the health care sector in the province.