Saudis urged to hire maids through licensed agencies

Updated 01 June 2016

Saudis urged to hire maids through licensed agencies

RIYADH: The Ministry of Labor and Social Development called on all citizens to hire domestic helpers through duly licensed recruitment agencies.

“All citizens are urged not to entertain advertisements on social media or in the press regarding the hiring of domestic helpers,” said Dr. Mohammed bin Abdul Rahman Al-Falih, assistant undersecretary for inspection.
He added that the ministry continues to monitor violations in connection with the hiring of domestic helpers by advertising the availability of domestic helper services through the local press or on social media.
“Violations committed by advertising the availability of domestic helper services are submitted to the Ministry of Culture and Information for appropriate action and imposition of penalties,” he said.
He called on the media to observe and abide by the regulations and instructions, and refrain from publishing announcement on sales of visas or labor services for rent which are illegal.
He emphasized the illegality of recruitment through the media and providing labor services or lease in employment services to third parties.
“Recruitment of domestic workers can only be done after obtaining a license from the Ministry of Labor and Social Employment,” Dr. Al-Falih said.
He called on the citizens interested in home employment services to take advantage of the domestic employment program by going to the link: www.musaned.gov.sa.
The link identifies the offices and companies licensed to carry out activities to provide recruitment services, in addition to knowledge of nationalities and professions available, as well as the cost and duration of access.
He also called on citizens to communicate with customer service at the ministry via the consolidated phone 19911 to make any inquiries or complaints regarding domestic employment, or through the ministry’s website: www.mol.gov.sa.


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.