Bangladeshi Hajj pilgrim treated for heart attack at King Abdullah Medical City

A medical team at King Abdullah Medical City in Makkah saved the life of a Bangladeshi pilgrim in his forties who suffered an acute heart attack, which almost killed him. (AFP)
Updated 21 July 2018
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Bangladeshi Hajj pilgrim treated for heart attack at King Abdullah Medical City

JEDDAH: A medical team at King Abdullah Medical City in Makkah saved the life of a Bangladeshi pilgrim in his forties who suffered an acute heart attack, which almost killed him.
The medical team intervened quickly after the pilgrim arrived in the medical city after initial tests showed that he had suffered from a cardiac arrest, and the patient was transferred to an operating theater. 
A blood clot was discovered in one of the pilgrim’s main arteries and he was operated on. The patient was then monitored to check that he was well and given a treatment plan.
The Bangladeshi pilgrim expressed his happiness at the outcome and his gratitude for the medical service he was provided.
About 2 million people from more than 80 countries are expected to attend this year’s Hajj, which is likely to begin on August 19.
According to the Hajj agreement with Saudi Arabia, a total of 126,798 Bangladeshi pilgrims will be performing the Hajj.


Sakani program to add 11,000 homes in Jeddah

The Housing Ministry has deals with two real-estate companies. (Reuters/File)
Updated 18 October 2018
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Sakani program to add 11,000 homes in Jeddah

  • The first project, Rawabi Hijaz, is on private-sector land and will includes 9,502 units
  • The Ministry stressed its keenness to work with qualified developers to add to housing stock

JEDDAH: The Saudi Ministry of Housing has signed agreements with two real-estate development companies to add more than 11,000 homes in Jeddah for the Sakani program. The deals were signed on October 15 during an event announcing the program’s 10th batch of beneficiaries.
The first project, Rawabi Hijaz, is on private-sector land and will includes 9,502 units, while the second, Jeddah airport housing, is on land owned by the Ministry and will includes 2,203 units.
The agreements were signed in the presence of Minister of Housing Majid bin Abdullah Al-Hugail, National Housing Company CEO Mohammed bin Saleh Al-Bati, and officials from the ministry and the Real Estate Development Fund. They follow previous agreements signed by the Ministry of Housing with a number of developers to build housing in various regions of the Kingdom. Sixty projects providing more than 90,000 diverse homes, with prices ranging from SR250,000 to SR750,000 have already been launched.
The Ministry stressed its keenness to work with qualified developers to add to housing stock and support supply in the sector, to encourage competition between companies to meet the needs of citizens in a way that suits local markets and ensures the provision of continued maintenance services for the residential units.
“The real-estate developers with whom we signed contribute along with the Ministry to the service of citizens in order to provide a suitable residential environment on the levels of prices and specifications, while presenting the beneficiaries with the guarantees needed,” the Ministry said.
“These projects will be completed and handed over to the beneficiaries within a period not exceeding three years. These housing projects are integrated in terms of services and public facilities. They include mosques, public parks and green areas as well as government buildings.”