‘Biggest loser’ sheds 320kg in 4 months

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Updated 04 February 2014
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‘Biggest loser’ sheds 320kg in 4 months

This is a rare record that will go down as an achievement for “losing!” Yes, Khaled Mohsen Al-Shaeri, a young Saudi man from Jazan, has set the record for losing most weight within a short period.
Suffering from extreme obesity, Al-Shaeri was successful in cutting down his weight from 610 kg to 290 kg following specialized treatment at the King Fahd Medical City (KFMC) in Riyadh. Losing 320 kg in four months is a record, medical experts have asserted.
Al-Shaeri was shifted from Jazan to KFMC in an air ambulance following directives from the king. Al-Shaeri’s treatment has now reached an advanced stage, said Dr. Ayed Al-Qahtani, consultant, laparoscopic surgery and obesity at KFMC.
His heart and lungs are functioning properly and the medical team treating him has reported considerable improvement in his muscle power and ability to move his legs. Al-Qahtani said: “We have also manufactured a custom-made huge wheelchair for him. This again is a record in that it is the largest medical chair in the world.”
Twenty-one consultants and 15 nurses besides his mother have been taking care of Al-Shaeri. In the first three months of treatment, he lost 150 kg. A surgical operation of the abdomen helped him lose a further 170 kg.
“We have been providing him with special food imported from the US,” Al-Qahtani said. Before his admission to hospital, a medical team visited Al-Shaeri at his house in Jazan where he was given treatment until he was brought to Riyadh. In the past, Al-Shaeri used to sleep on three beds and now he sleeps on one.


Saudi Arabia joins International Maritime Security Construct

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Saudi Arabia joins International Maritime Security Construct

  • The aim of this international alliance is to protect merchant ships through providing safe navigation
  • The operation covers Strait of Hormuz, Bab al-Mandab, Sea of Oman and Arabian Gulf

RIYADH: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has joined the International Maritime Security Construct, a source from the Ministry of Defense said on Wednesday.
The US-led coalition, which includes Australia, Bahrain, and the UK, aims to protect commercial ships and provide safe navigation.
The International Maritime Security Construct area of operation covers Strait of Hormuz, Bab al-Mandab, Sea of Oman and Arabian Gulf.
The Kingdom’s move comes in support of regional and international efforts to deter and counter threats to maritime navigation and global trade, and ensure global energy security and the continued flow of energy supplies to the global economy.