State-of-the-art hospital opened

Updated 08 October 2012
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State-of-the-art hospital opened

Health Minister Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah opened the 17th branch of the Magrabi hospital in Riyadh yesterday.
Following the formal inauguration, Al-Rabeeah was taken on a tour of the new hospital complex by its Managing Director Mutassim Alireza.
Magrabi Group has 26 hospitals including 17 in the Kingdom. Its overseas branches are in the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Qatar, Yemen and Egypt.
Speaking to Arab News, Alireza said that the new complex, which is the second Magrabi hospital in the capital, was built at a cost of SR 150 million on an area of 25,000 sq.m. It consists of eight floors above ground and four floors underground allocated for car parking.
It also has five operating theaters and 70 clinics for the detection and screening of all types of eye, ear, nose, throat and dental diseases. The rooms also have luxury suites for the convenience of patients as well as visitors, Alireza said.
He said the new facility is one of the largest specialized hospitals in the Middle East and Africa and includes all sub-disciplines in the field of eye, ear, nose and throat and dentistry.
“The idea of establishing hospitals and surgery centers to cover the different cities in the region came about due to the continuous requests of our patients who experienced our specialized services, as far back as fifty years ago when the first Magrabi Hospital was established in south Jeddah.”
In 1997, a merger took place between Magrabi Hospitals and Centers and AMI Saudi Arabia Ltd, a leading hospital management company. This merger resulted in a new era as it combined the highest quality of specialized medical care with international hospital management capabilities.
“We manage by applying the standards set by the Joint Commission International (JCI). We believe that by applying the quality management program at Magrabi Hospitals and Centers, we will be able to provide consistently the highest standards of health care and patient safety to our patients throughout our branches during and after the course of treatment.
“We are proud to be the first to introduce the concept of sub-specialization in ophthalmology, not to mention the fact that we are the largest private eye institution in the Middle East and Africa, and our doctors are considered to be among the most experienced ophthalmologists, otolaryngologists and dentists, as we continuously train medics and paramedics through our continuing medical education program in an effort to help them keep abreast of the latest technologies for the benefit of our patients,” he added.


Saudi Arabia to distribute 8 million copies of the Holy Qur’an to Hajj pilgrims

Updated 18 July 2019
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Saudi Arabia to distribute 8 million copies of the Holy Qur’an to Hajj pilgrims

RIYADH: The Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Dawah and Guidance has started preparations for its Hajj season book distribution program. The ministry will provide pilgrims with books concerning the rituals upon entry to the Kingdom, as well as the Holy Qur’an and translations of its meanings. Finally, pilgrims will be offered guidance books upon their departure.

The program aims to spread legitimate awareness among pilgrims and promote adherence to the correct methods of belief, worship and behavior. 

The undersecretary of the Department of Publications Affairs and Scholarly Research, Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Mohammed Al-Hamdan, said that it has approved 52 books in more than 30 languages for this year’s Hajj season. He added that more than 8 million copies of the Holy Qur’an, ritual books and manuals will be distributed.

Al-Hamdan said that the Islamic electronic library had issued a platform containing all of the ministry’s written and audio versions of the books of Hajj and Umrah to every international airport in the Kingdom, several exit-port centers and some mosques and important sites. The platform is available to all at www.islamic-ebook.com. SPA Riyadh