Five Saudi hospitals ranked among top 10 in Arab world

Updated 11 August 2015
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Five Saudi hospitals ranked among top 10 in Arab world

JEDDAH: Five hospitals and health centers across the Kingdom have been ranked among the 10 top hospitals in the Arab World, according to the Webometrics Ranking of World Hospitals 2015 conducted by Cybermetrics Lab.
King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center topped the list of 10, followed by Riyadh Military Hospital; Qatar’s Hamad Medical Corporation was ranked third while Saudi Arabia’s National Guard Health Affairs Hospital emerged fourth, local media reported on Tuesday.
Egypt’s Salam International Hospital was ranked fifth, followed by Saudi Arabia’s King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center for Cancer.
The Royal Commission Hospital in Jubail ranked seventh, followed by the American Hospital, Dubai; New Medical Center, UAE; and Egypt’s Ganzouri Specialized Hospital (GSH).
Tawfiq bin Ahmed Khoja, director-general of the Executive Board of the GCC Health Ministers Council, was quoted as saying that selecting eight Gulf hospitals among the list of top 10 Arab hospitals, of which five are from Saudi Arabia, personifies the medical progress at these facilities.
He pointed to six criteria that qualify the health sectors to achieve leading positions, which include the application of international quality standards, proficiency of the medical team, scientific researches, successful results of medical procedures, services provided, low rate of medical and treatment mistakes and training.
“The initiative by Cybermetrics Lab is aimed at enhancing and promoting scientific research and encourage hospitals to provide best service to patients along with an emphasis on safety and quality standards” he added.


Saudi gamer crowned Ad Diriyah eSport champion

Yasser Al-Mansour won the ABB FIA Formula E Road to Ad Diriyah Esports Championship. (Supplied)
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Saudi gamer crowned Ad Diriyah eSport champion

  • Al-Mansour took an early lead and held it throughout to win

RIYADH: It was a big day for electric racing in Saudi Arabia, but not all heroes in Ad Diriyah sat behind a Formula E car on Saturday as one Saudi gamer held his nerve to be crowned eSport champion.
Yasser Al-Mansour netted the $125,000 as he saw off his competitors, who were both Saudis, to win the ABB FIA Formula E Road to Ad Diriyah Esports Championship.
Unlike Formula E race where drivers battled it out until the dying seconds, Al-Mansour took an early lead and held it throughout.
The winner, from Fara’a, a small town a few hours’ drive from Riyadh, hailed the event saying: “I kept my position even though it was tough. Every one of my competitors had impressive lap times. I’m just happy I came up on top.”
“This eSports tournament is amazing. Not only is eSport a popular among Saudi youth now it can be used to introduce countless people to the world of motor sports. The simulators we raced felt like real life,” he said.
Al-Mansour beat out Mubarak Al-Dossary, from Dhaharan, who came second and won SAR250,000, and Abdulaziz Rayes, from Jeddah, who finished third and scooped SAR125,000.
On the line in the exciting eSports competition was a prize pot of up to SAR1million, $250,000, held in the Allianz E Village, just one of the attractions surrounding the 2018 ‘Saudia’ Ad Diriyah E-Prix at the stunning UNESCO World Heritage site.
The event was supported by the Saudi Arabian Federation for Electronic & Intellectual Sports (SAFEIS).
Dale Buxton, EGaming Consultant to Formula E, said: "The response to this competition has been huge, thousands flocked to enter and the standard has been so high. It shows the passion that exists for eSports within the Kingdom and we are grateful for the support of the Saudi Arabian Federation for Electronic & Intellectual Sports."