Strict security enforcement on Saudi borders ordered

Updated 03 April 2015
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Strict security enforcement on Saudi borders ordered

Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif, second deputy premier and interior minister, met with top Border Guard commanders in Jazan, Najran and Asir on Thursday to ensure there is strict enforcement of security procedures on the country’s land and sea borders.
Prince Mohammed said the Border Guard must prevent people from exploiting the tense situation on borders to destabilize the country.
During the meeting, he praised the soldiers for carrying out their duties during the country’s current operations in Yemen.
The prince earlier attended a graduation ceremony of the Maritime Border Guard Institute in Jeddah.
The ceremony was held under the umbrella of the International Maritime Organization with the participation of 13 countries.
Prince Mohammed met with Vice-Admiral Awwad bin Eid Al-Balawi, director general of the Border Guard, and other senior officials.
In his speech, Al-Balawi praised Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman, Crown Prince Muqrin, and Prince Mohammed for supporting the security forces. He said there had been significant development of the Border Guard in recent years.
Prince Mohammed approved the renaming of the institute to the Mohammed bin Naif Academy for Security and Marine Science and Studies.
During the ceremony, he was briefed on the courses involving maritime security, combating piracy and emergency exercises with the participation of sea and land border guards, aviation forces, marine units, and intelligence services.


Saudi Arabia’s first ‘smart’ pharmacy inaugurated

Updated 21 July 2018
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Saudi Arabia’s first ‘smart’ pharmacy inaugurated

TABUK: Prince Fahd bin Sultan, governor of Tabuk region, inaugurated the Kingdom’s first smart pharmacy — operated by a robot — at King Fahd Specialist Hospital on Thursday, following his meeting with the province’s director general of health affairs, Ghurmallah bin Abdullah Al-Ghamdi.
It is hoped that the smart pharmacy — which can dispense 1,500 packages of medicine per hour, store over 20,000 packages of medicine, reject expired drugs, and deal with 240 prescriptions per hour — will save the time of patients and pharmacists, ensure better control of drug stocks, provide the highest safety standards, and reduce medication errors.
The pharmacy has six outlets, one of which is dedicated to serving disabled people.
Prince Fahd congratulated Tabuk Health Affairs on this achievement, which he said would contribute to better health care services.
He stressed that serving citizens was the main objective and praised the role of young men and women in meeting the requirements of the future.
He also thanked King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for their support for the health care sector in Saudi Arabia.
Al-Ghamdi thanked Prince Fahd for his support for the health care sector in the province.