Medical teams at Jeddah airport save two pilgrims’ lives

An Indonesian man who has suffered respiratory and cardiac arrest was in a coma when he arrived at the airport’s Health Monitoring Center. (Supplied)
Updated 31 August 2018
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Medical teams at Jeddah airport save two pilgrims’ lives

  • An Indonesian man who has suffered respiratory and cardiac arrest was in a coma
  • The other was a Chinese pilgrim complaining of breathing difficulties before also suffering respiratory and cardiac arrest

JEDDAH: Medical teams at King Abdul Aziz International Airport saved the lives of two pilgrims who fell seriously ill on Wednesday as they prepared to return to their home countries after performing Hajj.
An Indonesian man who has suffered respiratory and cardiac arrest was in a coma when he arrived at the airport’s Health Monitoring Center. The medical team there took him to an emergency room where he was resuscitated and his pulse restored within six minutes.
The second patient was a Chinese pilgrim brought to the center complaining of breathing difficulties before also suffering respiratory and cardiac arrest. Medics managed to resuscitate him and restore his pulse within four minutes. Both patients had tubes inserted to assist breathing and they were transferred to King Abdullah Medical Complex
The center, which has qualified staff trained to deal with all kinds of medical emergencies, has dealt with four life-threatening cases in the past three days alone.


Saudi king arrives in Egypt on official visit

Updated 24 min 9 sec ago
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Saudi king arrives in Egypt on official visit

  • King Salman will head the Saudi delegation at the EU-Arab states summit
  • Ways to strengthen Saudi-Egyptian ties will be discussed during the king’s visit

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman arrived in Egypt Saturday on an official visit, during which he will attend the EU-Arab Summit, the Saudi Press Agency reported.  

The king will head the Saudi delegation at the summit, which is due to be held in Egypt’s Red Sea resort of Sharm El-Sheikh. 

The two-day summit is billed as a starting point for the Arab League and the EU to boost cooperation on shared strategic priorities including migration, security and climate change.

Economic development, the Palestinian question, and the conflicts in Libya, Syria and Yemen are also up for discussion.

The king's visit is a response to an invitation from Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, who will host the two-day summit.

Ways to strengthen Saudi-Egyptian ties will be discussed during the visit.