KSRelief reports on vital support for Yemeni hospitals

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Al-Salam Hospital was established in 1982, at the expense of Saudi Arabia, and equipped with the most modern medical equipment. (Supplied)
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Al-Salam Hospital was established in 1982, at the expense of Saudi Arabia, and equipped with the most modern medical equipment. (Supplied)
Updated 11 September 2018
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KSRelief reports on vital support for Yemeni hospitals

  • The KSRelief is continuing to support medical services for Yemeni patients at Al-Salam hospital in Saada and Al Saudi hospital in Hajjah

JEDDAH/RIYADH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) is continuing to provide health services to Yemeni patients by supporting Al-Salam Hospital in Saada governorate and the Saudi Hospital in Hajjah governorate.
The center has completed supplying the two hospitals with medical equipment and supplies and providing all health services, under the directions of King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
Abdulmajeed Al-Humaydhi, a spokesman at the center, said on Tuesday: “The KSRelief provides essential medical equipment and supplies to hospitals and other health care facilities throughout Yemen, providing invaluable assistance to the country’s health sector.” 
The KSRelief is continuing to support medical services for Yemeni patients at Al-Salam hospital in Saada and Al Saudi hospital in Hajjah, he added.
A report from the center on the first half of 2018 said that at Al-Salam Hospital 391,171 were treated as outpatients and 8,689 were hospitalized. It carried out 2,990 surgeries, 30,928 x-rays, 271,708 laboratory tests and issued 284,616 prescriptions.
At the Saudi Hospital 218,725 people visited outpatient clinics while 3,792 patients were hospitalized. It carried out 3,850 surgical operations, 24,975 x-rays, 215,755 laboratory tests and 222,470 prescriptions.
Al-Salam Hospital was established in 1982, at the expense of Saudi Arabia, and equipped with the most modern medical equipment. An annual budget was allocated so that the hospital was able to offer high-quality medical services, surgical operations and free medication throughout the governate.
The hospital demonstrates the decades-long strong and solid ties between the Kingdom and Yemen.
Al-Salam Hospital is the only hospital providing services for Saada and the neighboring governorates of Amran and Al-Jawf. It has 170 beds and treats more than 2,151 patients a day.
The Saudi Hospital, which was established in 1996, provides treatment and medication to all people in the governorate. It is considered one of the most important and best-equipped medical facilities in Hajjah. 
The hospital includes an intensive care unit, emergency rooms and clinics and has 150 beds.
The support comes within the diverse programs provided by the Kingdom through the KSRelief center to alleviate the suffering of Yemeni people.
Last week a medical team from the center visited Marib to investigate how to implement the initiative of King Salman for establishing specialized medical centers for critical cases and diseases facing the people and to establish a cardiac center in Marib.
KSRelief signed three executive agreements in July to provide medical treatment at private hospitals in Aden and Taiz for wounded and injured Yemenis and help provide comprehensive medical care for the injured patients.
Before the agreements, the KSRelief funded treatment for 5,697 injured and wounded Yemenis in private hospitals in Yemen.
In June the center announced three specialized medical teams to provide treatment to Yemenis in Marib, Taiz and Aden.
The medical team included a neurosurgeon, orthopedic surgeon, specialists in spinal surgery, ENT, plastic surgery and anesthesia.
All humanitarian assistance to Yemen is being provided under directives from the Saudi leadership.
“KSrelief, as the humanitarian representative of the Kingdom, understands the vital role played by the health care sector in alleviating human suffering, and will continue to carry out the Saudi leadership’s directives to provide the best possible quality of medical care to all Yemenis,” said the official.


Saudi crown prince signs raft of cooperation agreements with China

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman signs an agreement between the Kingdom and China in Beijing on Friday. (SPA)
Updated 23 February 2019
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Saudi crown prince signs raft of cooperation agreements with China

  • the crown prince headed the Saudi delegation at the third session of the China-Saudi Arabia High-Level Joint Committee

BEIJING: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Friday met with Chinese Vice Premier Han Zheng to discuss ways of further developing relations between the Kingdom and China.

The meeting took place in the grand surroundings of the Great Hall of the People in the Chinese capital Beijing. After their talks, the crown prince headed the Saudi delegation at the third session of the China-Saudi Arabia High-Level Joint Committee which he co-chaired with Zheng.

Delegates at the meeting discussed moves to strengthen cooperation between the two countries on trade, investment, energy, culture and technology, as well as the coordination of political and security matters. The committee also reviewed plans for greater integration between China’s Belt and Road development strategy and the Saudi Vision 2030 reform program.

After agreeing on the minutes of the meeting, the Saudi royal and Zheng took part in the signing of a range of agreements, memorandums of understanding (MoU), investment projects and bilateral cooperation accords between the Kingdom and China:

The cooperation agreement in maritime transport between the Chinese and Saudi governments, signed by Saudi Minister of Commerce and Investment Majid Al-Qassabi and Chinese Minister of Transport Li Xiaopeng.

MoU between the Kingdom’s Ministry of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources and the National Development and Reform Commission in China, signed by Saudi Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih and Ning Jizhe, vice chairman of the National Development and Reform Commission.

MoU between the Chinese Ministry of Commerce and Saudi Ministry of Commerce and Investment to form a working group to facilitate trade, signed by Abdul Rahman Al-Harbi, the Kingdom’s deputy minister of commerce and investment, and Qian Keming, Chinese vice minister of commerce.

Loan agreement between the Saudi Fund for Development (SFD) and the Chinese Ministry of Finance to build and equip three hospitals in Yanbian city in Jilin Province, signed by Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir and the Chinese deputy finance minister.

Rehabilitation

Loan agreement between the SFD and Chinese Ministry of Finance to reconstruct and rehabilitate areas affected by earthquakes in Sichuan Province, signed by Al-Jubeir and the Chinese deputy finance minister.

Agreement between the Saudi Ministry of Interior and the Chinese Ministry of Public Security to cooperate in fighting cybercrime, signed Nasser Al-Dawood, undersecretary of the Saudi Ministry of Interior, and China’s deputy minister for public security.

MoU between the Public Investment Fund (PIF) of Saudi Arabia and China’s National Committee for energy to invest in renewable energy, signed by PIF head Yasir Al-Rumayyan, and the committee’s vice chairman.

Minutes of the meeting about cooperating in combating terrorism between the Saudi Presidency of State Security and Chinese Ministry of Public Security, signed by Lt. Gen. Abdullah Al-Qarni, deputy director-general of General Investigation for the Kingdom, and the Chinese minister.

MoU between the Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property and the Chinese National Committee for Intellectual Property Rights, signed by Dr. Abdul Aziz Al-Swailem, the authority’s executive chairman, and committee chairman Xin Xiangyu.

MoU to participate in investing in renewable energy projects, signed by the chairman of ACWA Power, Mohammed Abunayyan, and president of the Silk Road Fund, Wang Yanzhi.

Cooperation agreement for Saudi Aramco to acquire 9 percent of Chinese project Zhejiang Petrochemical, signed by Saudi Aramco CEO Amin Nasser and Xung Wi, mayor of Zhushan.

Agreement between Saudi Aramco with NORINCO Group and Panjin Sincen to develop a fully integrated refining and petrochemical complex, located in the city of Panjin in China’s Liaoning province, signed by Nasser and Tang Yijun, governor of Liaoning province and chairman of NORINCO.