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 envoy highlights Coalition’s support of humanitarian operations in Yemen

Updated 21 September 2018
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Saudi envoy highlights Coalition’s support of humanitarian operations in Yemen

  • UN official briefd on the plans and projects of the Saudi Development and Reconstruction Program for Yemen

JEDDAH: Mohammed bin Saeed Al-Jaber, Saudi ambassador to Yemen and executive director of the “Isnad” Center for Comprehensive Humanitarian Operations in Yemen, met on Thursday with UN Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths.

During the meeting, Al-Jaber highlighted Saudi Arabia and the coalition states’ support of humanitarian operations in Yemen in light of violations committed by the Houthi militias.

He also briefed the UN official on the plans and projects of the Saudi Development and Reconstruction Program for Yemen, affirming its support in accordance with three references (Gulf Initiative and its executive mechanism, outputs of the national dialogue and Security Council Resolution 2216).

Griffiths highlighted his efforts with the Iran-backed Houthi militias to return to the negotiating table.

Earlier, Yemeni Vice President Ali Mohsin Saleh met with Griffiths. They discussed the latest developments in the Yemeni arena and efforts for peace there.