Hail girl pays for Yemeni child’s hospital treatment

Mashael Nasser Al-Rushaidan with Yemeni child Omar Fayez Mohammad.
Updated 24 April 2017

Hail girl pays for Yemeni child’s hospital treatment

JEDDAH: Citizens in Hail expressed pride in Mashael Nasser Al-Rushaidan, an only child who donated SR4,810 ($1,283) to pay for the treatment of Omar Fayez Mohammad, a Yemeni who was born in Hail General Hospital and could only be discharged after payment of the bill.
A video circulated on social media in which Mohammad’s father appealed for the release of his wife and child after he was unable to pay the bill.
Al-Rushaidan, 12, insisted on going to the hospital with her father to pay the bill and have Mohammad discharged.
The bill included SR2,000 for one day in the intensive care unit, SR140 for screening, SR150 for laboratory tests, SR120 for X-rays and SR1,400 for five days in the pediatrics department.
Al-Rushaidan said she prays to God that in return she gets brothers and sisters. Her father said she is the pride and joy of every Saudi female.


Saudi Cabinet condemns Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip

King Salman chairs the weekly Cabinet meeting in Riyadh on Tuesday. He reviewed several reports on international and regional matters. (SPA)
Updated 16 min 18 sec ago

Saudi Cabinet condemns Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip

  • The Saudi ministers discussed the Rohingya issue and called on the Myanmar’s civilian leadership to take measures for the resolution of this issue

RIYADH: King Salman on Tuesday reviewed several reports on regional and international development presented to him during the weekly Cabinet session held in Riyadh. The Cabinet condemned the deadly Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip.
The Saudi ministers called on the international community to ensure protection of the Palestinian people and confront Israel for violating international laws.
The Cabinet also welcomed the international consensus to vote on the decision to renew the mandate of the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East.
In a statement issued to the Saudi Press Agency, Media Minister Turki Al-Shabanah said the ministers also condemned the Iranian-backed Houthis for seizing vessels passing through the Red Sea. The Cabinet, he said, welcomed the agreement on the establishment of a Constitutional Committee in Syria.
The Saudi ministers also discussed the Rohingya issue and called on the Myanmar’s civilian leadership to take measures for the resolution of this issue.
The Cabinet also authorized several ministries and government agencies to deal with their foreign counterparts to enhance cooperation in their respective fields.