King Salman receives dignitaries in Riyadh

Updated 09 October 2018

King Salman receives dignitaries in Riyadh

  • The king and the crown prince wished the president good health and happiness and his people steady progress and prosperity

RIYADH: Saudi King Salman received princes, ministers, the grand mufti, scholars and citizens at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh on Monday.

The reception began with the recitation of verses from the Holy Qur’an.  Prince Saad bin Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz bin Turki, Riyadh Gov. Prince Faisal bin Bandar and other senior princes also attended the event to greet the king.

Separately, King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman sent cables of congratulations to President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni of Uganda on the anniversary of his country’s independence day, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

The king and the crown prince wished the president good health and happiness and his people steady progress and prosperity.


Health Ministry treats 649,690 Hajj pilgrims

The number of participants in serving pilgrims this year reached 30,000 employees of the Ministry of Health. (SPA)
Updated 24 August 2019

Health Ministry treats 649,690 Hajj pilgrims

  • For the first time this year, the ministry used robotic technology for medical consultations, which gave hospitals in Mina remote access to consultants in micro specialties

RIYADH: The Ministry of Health has revealed specialized services provided by its hospitals and health centers in Makkah, Madinah and holy sites for pilgrims during Hajj.
The ministry said that the number of pilgrims who received treatment in hospitals and health centers reached 649,690.
The number of participants in serving pilgrims this year reached 30,000 employees of the Ministry of Health, while 25 hospitals were prepared in Makkah and Madinah, with a total capacity of 5,000 beds.
For the first time this year, the ministry used robotic technology for medical consultations, which gave hospitals in Mina remote access to consultants in micro specialties.