Palestinian baby Haneen ‘stable’ after separation surgery in Saudi Arabia

Haneen lies on a bed after she was separated from her sister Farah, at King Abdullah Specialist Children hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia January 9, 2018. (REUTERS)
Updated 12 January 2018
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Palestinian baby Haneen ‘stable’ after separation surgery in Saudi Arabia

RIYADH: The condition of the Palestinian girl Haneen, who underwent successful separation surgery from her twin four days ago, is now stable.
The surgery was conducted following the directives of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman last Sunday at the King Abdullah Specialized Children Hospital in Riyadh.
Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, adviser at the Royal Court and general supervisor of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief), who was head of the medical and surgical team for the separation surgery said that all medical indicators were stable and the girl had started to breathe well on her own, meaning she no longer needed the assistance of a ventilator.
“Haneen has begun to react normally, and there are no negative indicators. Haneen is expected to stay in the children’s intensive care unit for several days until her health stabilizes and then be transferred to the children’s ward for medical rehabilitation,” Al-Rabeeah said.


Saudi team preparing for World Cup for people with mental health problems in Sweden

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Saudi team preparing for World Cup for people with mental health problems in Sweden

The Saudi national team for individuals with mental disabilities is preparing for the 7th Football World Cup for people with mental health problems, which will be held in Sweden next month.
The Saudi squad is training on a daily basis at the headquarters of Al-Dareya Club for the first stage of preparations for the tournament.
The Saudi squad has won the championship on three previous occasions.
The Green Falcons’ daily routine includes fitness and tactical training, as well as technical lectures for players, under the supervision of the team’s coach, Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Khalid.
Al-Khalid said the team’s camp is going as planned, adding that all players are committed and taking the drills seriously.
The Saudi squad will be taking part in the tournament in the city of Karlstad in the second group alongside three teams — Russia, Poland and Japan.