Coronavirus patients run away from Taif hospital

Updated 14 November 2014
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Coronavirus patients run away from Taif hospital

The Ministry of Health announced that some patients infected with the coronavirus have run away from the King Faisal Hospital in Taif, describing the situation as alarming and called for immediate measures to protect people from the infectious disease.
A source in the ministry also called for cooperation with the Interior Ministry to contain the disease amid reports from ministry’s control and monitoring center of the rising index of coronavirus with 24 cases so far.
“There should be cooperation between the ministry and security authorities to enable hospital staff to keep patients in the hospital in order to provide them with the necessary treatment,” the official said.
Meanwhile, ministry officials in Taif have contacted the patients’ families urging them to persuade the infected patients to return to the hospital and continue their treatment as they were posing a health risk.
The Ministry of Health further stressed the importance of screening patients suspected with corona and quarantine them.
Dr. Mohammad Al-Halwani, a professor in the Department of Medicine in Al-Baha University said the increased number of cases during this period can be explained by the current camel breeding season where the young camels are at higher risk of contracting coronavirus. He added that other factors were the current weather conditions which are ideal for the spread of the virus.
Halwani pointed out that cold weather conditions when people are prone to suffer from respiratory infections aided the spread of the virus due to droplets while sneezing or coughing.
Halwani also pointed to medical practitioners saying that they contracted the infection due to neglect of personal hygiene and being careless around infected cases.
The Ministry of Health registered 24 coronavirus cases in November, taking the total number of cases to 798,441.


13,230 families benefit from ‘Sakani’ program in Saudi Arabia

More than 157,000 families benefited from the program during 2018. (SPA)
Updated 17 June 2019
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13,230 families benefit from ‘Sakani’ program in Saudi Arabia

  • More than 157,000 families benefited from the program during 2018

RIYADH: The Ministry of Housing’s “Sakani” program has helped 13,230 families registered on its Real Estate Development Fund list with housing options and finance solutions during May.
This includes 5,835 families who live in their own homes, bringing the total number of families benefiting from the program in different regions of the Kingdom since the start of the year to 68,195.
The Sakani program announced the names of beneficiaries and their national ID numbers through the link https://sakani-names.housing.sa or via the program portal.
More than 157,000 families benefited from the program during 2018.
Ministry of Housing spokesman Saif Al-Suwailem said that Sakani continues to provide its services to beneficiaries according to their needs and abilities. The ministry is keen to provide better services in line with the “Eskan” program, one of the Saudi Vision 2030 initiatives that aims to raise the proportion of residential ownership to 70 percent by 2030.
As part of Sakani’s efforts to provide suitable housing options, the program began to implement 53 new housing projects in different regions of the Kingdom, characterized by affordable prices for a large segment of citizens registered on the lists of the Ministry of Housing.
Al-Suwailem said that the ministry was keen to find solutions for Saudi families that help them to own the right home for them. SPA Riyadh