Tamimi Markets launches e-commerce platform

The launch was attended by media representatives, top vendors in Saudi Arabia and management officials of Tamimi
Updated 10 June 2019
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Tamimi Markets launches e-commerce platform

Tamimi Markets has launched its e-commerce grocery platform (www.shop.tamimimarkets.com).
The website and app were unveiled on May 15 in the presence of media representatives, top vendors in Saudi Arabia and management officials of Tamimi Markets and Tamimi Group.
The platform offers “Click and Collect” service, which enables customers to buy online from the comfort of their homes and pick up the groceries with an average of three minutes waiting time via a drive-through service at the store.
The service is free of charge and has no minimum purchase amount.
Tamimi Markets CEO Abdulaziz Al-Tamimi said the “Click and Collect” service will add job opportunities for tech-savvy Saudis. “It will offer a special and unique customer experience that combines quality, extensive products and competitive prices every day,” he added.
Tamimi Markets General Manager Bobby Rajendran said: “We have great opportunities in our fast-growing market and part of our expansion plan is to reach Riyadh in July, to launch a home delivery service in September, and then further expand the business to the western region of Saudi Arabia in the third quarter of 2020.”
Tamimi Markets E-commerce Manager Julie Samaha said all popular payment methods in Saudi Arabia will be available, including cash-on-delivery.
She said the platform is compatible with different web browsers and is available as iOS and Android apps.
“Our team will be working hard to keep up with new tech developments to meet the needs of the local market and exceed our clients’ expectations,” said Samaha.
Tamimi Markets is a Saudi company based in Alkhobar and is a subsidiary of the worldwide Tamimi Group headquartered in Dammam.


Robotic-assisted surgery at JHAH a first for Kingdom

Updated 23 June 2019
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Robotic-assisted surgery at JHAH a first for Kingdom

Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare (JHAH) has become the first hospital in Saudi Arabia to perform a robotic-assisted hysterectomy using fluorescent dye.

“The precision achieved through the use of robotic-assisted surgery has multiple benefits for patients,” said Dr. Turky Al-Rujaib, JHAH gynecologic oncologist, who along with Dr. Fahad Al-Mulhim, gynecologist, performed the procedure for endometrial cancer. “Women whose hysterectomies are robotic-assisted surgeries have less pain and blood loss, shorter hospital stays, require fewer narcotics and recover more quickly.”

JHAH’s robotic surgery program began in December 2016 when Dr. Tareq M. Al-Tartir, JHAH sub-specialist surgeon, and his team collaborated with Dr. Mohamad Allaf, professor of urology, oncology and biomedical engineering at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (JHSoM) and director of minimally invasive urology, and his team. They jointly conducted the first surgeries in the Kingdom using the da Vinci Xi robotic surgical system. The program has since expanded and includes gynecological surgeries and bariatric surgery.

“This successful operation could not have been done without the support of the JHAH robotic team,” said Dr. Al-Mulhim. “We are pleased to report the patient is recovering well. This is a tremendous achievement that going forward will improve the outcomes for many of our patients here at JHAH.”

The robot’s “hands” have a high degree of dexterity, allowing surgeons the ability to operate in very tight spaces, for example the pelvis, that would otherwise only be accessible through open surgery with long incisions. Life after surgery is improved with this technique as there is minimal scarring, fewer postoperative complications and often a faster return to normal activities. 

JHAH is the result of a joint venture between Saudi Aramco, a world leader in energy, and Johns Hopkins Medicine, one of the world’s leading academic health systems. This health care organization is designed to drive and enhance the well-being of the community in an environment of growth and learning, by providing innovative, integrated and patient-centered care to Saudi Aramco’s employees and health care beneficiaries.