KSA delivers sacrificial meat to needy people in Gaza

The sacrificial animals were transported from Saudi Arabia to Gaza via 13 trucks.
Updated 13 May 2019
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KSA delivers sacrificial meat to needy people in Gaza

Saudi Arabia’s Project For Utilization Of Hajj Meat (Adahi) has announced the shipment of 25,000 sacrificial animals from Makkah to Gaza Strip, Palestine.
The animals were transported via 13 trucks, which started on the first day of Ramadan and traveled about 1,000 km toward the strip.
Adahi enables pilgrims and Umrah performers to pay the value of Hajj meat and almsgiving under the agreement concluded between Saudi Post and the Islamic Development Bank.
The move to allocate a part of the sacrificed animals to beneficiaries in the Gaza Strip is in line with the Kingdom’s continued support to the Palestinians.
President of the Islamic Development Bank Group and Head of Adahi Dr. Bandar Hajjjar said the allocation of 25,000 sacrificed animals for distribution in the Gaza Strip has been done in coordination with the Palestinian Ministry of Endowments and Religious Affairs. He said all necessary measures and precautions have been taken to ensure that the safety and freshness of the meat is preserved upon its arrival in Gaza.
“We have coordinated with the competent authorities in Egypt to facilitate the transport and delivery of Adahi meat through the port of Duba and Safaga toward the Rafah Border Crossing on the Palestinian side,” Dr. Hajjar added.
The meat, which is expected to reach half a million needy people in the strip, is in 10 kg packages, each of which will be received by one beneficiary family.
The meat is distributed to the needy and the poor of the Holy Mosque and the surplus is transferred to poor Muslims in 27 countries.
In 2000, the Adahi project was developed, with over 40,000 employees working in different fields such as management, supervision, slaughtering, shipping and distribution. Every year, 30,000 lambs, cows and camels are slaughtered to be distributed to 30 million poor people and refugees in different countries in Asia and Africa.


CMRC admits first patients to new Saudi clinic

Updated 21 May 2019
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CMRC admits first patients to new Saudi clinic

Cambridge Medical and Rehabilitation Center (CMRC), a top post-acute rehabilitation and long-term care facility in the UAE, has admitted 15 patients to its first medical facility in Saudi Arabia. 

CMRC’s new 60-bed clinic, located between Dhahran and Alkhobar, aims to help patients requiring post-acute care and rehabilitation services to make large improvements in their quality of life through multidisciplinary rehabilitative therapies including physiatry, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, and multi-sensory room sessions. 

The facility is staffed by multiple clinical experts including GPs, internal medicine consultants, pediatricians, ICU intensivists, rehabilitation consultants, psychologists and therapists, and will service patients across the eastern region of Saudi Arabia. 

It follows the same clinical procedures and protocols successfully implemented in facilities in the UAE, similarly benefiting from the center’s international partnership with the Spaulding Rehabilitation Network, a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School, and accreditations from Joint Commission International, CARF and Planetree.

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CMRC, a portfolio company of health care specialist investor TVM Capital Healthcare, also operates facilities in Abu Dhabi and Al-Ain in the UAE.

CMRC Group CEO Dr. Howard S. Podolsky said: “We expand into countries where there is notable demand for post-acute care and rehabilitation services. Like many countries around the world, Saudi Arabia is experiencing a rise in the incidence of non-communicable diseases, birth defects, and life-threatening injuries. Our new facility brings our world-class medical treatment, care, and rehabilitation therapies to the Kingdom through a truly patient-centric approach.”

He added: “We look forward to helping families in the region improve their quality of life and using our international expertise and specialized workforce to support the government of Saudi Arabia’s focus on health care development, as part of Saudi Vision 2030.” 

CMRC, a portfolio company of health care specialist investor TVM Capital Healthcare, also operates facilities in Abu Dhabi and Al-Ain in the UAE.

Dr. Helmut Schuehsler, CEO of TVM Capital Healthcare and board member of CMRC, said: “We believe that private equity investment should be a force for good, and that by working in health care, we have a real opportunity to make a difference to patients’ lives. Therefore, we conceptualized and invested in CMRC in the UAE to cater to those in need of post-acute care and an elevated level of rehabilitation. CMRC grew to be the leading post-acute care and rehabilitation provider in the UAE. We are very happy to bring the offer to the people of Saudi Arabia now.”

CMRC offers both inpatient services at its medical centers and outpatient therapy, where patients follow a rehabilitation program after discharge. The company employs more than 500 staff members across all facilities.