Saudi Health Ministry launches mobile flu vaccination service with Careem

A doctor prepares a syringe in a municipal vaccination centre in Nice, southeastern France, Sept. 9, 2009. (Reuters)
Updated 06 November 2018
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Saudi Health Ministry launches mobile flu vaccination service with Careem

  • The service can be ordered through the ride-hailing app on smart phones
  • A nurse will be transported to their homes or workplace, where the jab can be carried out for the applicant and members of their family

JEDDAH: Saudi patients will be able to order a flu vaccination administered in their own homes after the Health Ministry launched a mobile service with Careem.

The service can be ordered through the ride-hailing app on smart phones.

After selecting the vaccination, a nurse will be transported to their homes or workplace, where the jab can be carried out for the applicant and members of their family.

The service, part of a seasonal flu vaccination drive, will be available from Wednesday until Nov. 13.

The ministry said the service will be applied in several cities and provinces across the Kingdom, including Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Makkah, Qasim, Jazan, Hail, Tabouk, Madinah, Al-Jawf, Ihsaa, Assir, Al-Khobar, Dhahran and Qatif.

The ministry has assigned more than 160 vehicles to provide the service, from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 pm.


UAE body lauds Saudi Arabia’s efforts at enhancing security

Updated 27 min 13 sec ago
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UAE body lauds Saudi Arabia’s efforts at enhancing security

  • “The Kingdom acts as a safety net for the Arab and Islamic worlds,” says Federal National Council chair

JEDDAH: A prominent member of the UAE Federal National Council (FNC) has praised the Kingdom’s efforts at enhancing security and development.

Amal Al-Qubaisi, FNC chairperson and speaker, met with members of the Saudi Shoura Council during a delegation visit to the UAE headed by Ahmed Al-Ghamdi, deputy chairman of the Saudi-Emirati Parliamentary Friendship Committee.

Al-Qubaisi reiterated that unity on various regional and international issues enhances security and stability.

“The Kingdom acts as a safety net for the Arab and Islamic worlds,” she said during a meeting at the FNC headquarters in Abu Dhabi. “King Salman is a father figure to both the Saudi and Emirati people.”

Al-Qubaisi said Saudi-Emirati strategic relations are reflected in coordination efforts between the Shoura Council and the FNC and commended the work of Shoura Council Chairman Abdullah Al-Asheikh.

Al-Ghamdi said strong fraternal relations between the two countries would strengthen regional unity and counter foreign actors attempting to sow the seeds of discord.

He also reiterated that the two nations share a common history, lineage and culture.

During the meeting, the two sides discussed ways that the council and FNC could enhance parliamentary relations.

The delegation also met with the Gulf Cooperation Council Parliamentary Friendship Group, which was headed by Mohammed Al-Ameri, chairman of the FNC Defense, Interior and Foreign Affairs Committee. FNC Secretary-General Ahmed Al-Dhaheri was also present at the meeting.

Delegation members also partially attended a regular FNC session, in which they got a glimpse into the council’s day-to-day operations.