EP expats donate blood for pilgrims

Updated 01 October 2013

EP expats donate blood for pilgrims

Several expatriates donated 155 units of blood during a blood donation campaign in Dammam on Friday for the treatment of Haj pilgrims.
Blood donations were made to Dammam Central Hospital's regional blood bank, which will be sent to health facilities in Makkah and Madinah.
The event was organized for the ninth consecutive year by an Indian organization, Tamil Nadu Thowheed Jamaath (TNTJ).
The blood donation camp, held between 8 a.m. and 4.30 p.m., attracted around 180 volunteers. The doctor’s team, led by Abdullah Al-Otaibi from the Dammam Central Hospital's blood bank, assisted TNTJ volunteers.
Mohammed Al-Zahrani, laboratory supervisor, thanked TNTJ's organizers for organizing such a significant event for a noble cause.
TNTJ Dammam's head, Umar Farooq, said that his organization had conducted 27 blood camps in Alkhobar, Dammam, Qatif and Jubail hospitals so far. TNTJ continues to be the leading organization for the last eight years in organizing blood donations in the Eastern Province, he said, adding: “We have received more than 15 awards from government agencies in recognition of our work.”
“We conduct these camps in conformity with Verse 32 of Chapter 5 of the Qur'an, which states that 'Saving a life is akin to saving the whole of mankind.' It also promotes social harmony,” he added.
TNTJ is also the leading organization for blood donation campaigns in Tamil Nadu, as well as in GCC countries. The Tamil Nadu government has given numerous awards to TNTJ in recognition of its outstanding services.


Saudi Health Ministry announces 1,257 new coronavirus cases

Updated 10 August 2020

Saudi Health Ministry announces 1,257 new coronavirus cases

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia on Monday announced 1,257 new coronavirus cases and 32 new fatalities from the disease.

The new cases reported in the Kingdom increase the total number of people who have contracted the virus to 289,947. 

The recent fatalities raise the Kingdom’s virus-related death toll to 3,199. 

According to the Ministry of Health, 88 of the newly recorded cases were in Riyadh, while there were 65 reported in Dammam and 63 in al-Hafouf.

There have been a further 1,439 recoveries from COVID-19, taking the total number of recoveries to 253,478