MoH shares Hajj experience in global mass gatherings medical conference

Health Minister Tawfiq Al-Rabiah attends the International Conference for Mass Gatherings Medicine in Riyadh on Tuesday. (SPA)
Updated 25 October 2017

MoH shares Hajj experience in global mass gatherings medical conference

RIYADH: Saudi Minister of Health Tawfiq Al-Rabiah stressed that the Kingdom is one of the leading references in the area of mass gatherings medicine and management, with its well-known experiences in this field.
His statement came during the inauguration of the third International Conference for Mass Gatherings Medicine on Tuesday, which was held under the auspices of King Salman, and organized by the Ministry of Health at Al-Faisal University in Riyadh.
Al-Rabiah said that the ministry and its officials give their utmost attention to providing the best health care services during Hajj season according to an annual plan implemented in different stages, which begin well before the start of Hajj season.
He added: “This scientific gathering is of utmost importance because it coincides with the policy of making public health a priority in all laws and regulations for fighting preventing diseases.”
This, according to Al-Rabiah, comes in line with Vision 2030 which offers a comprehensive strategy for Hajj and Umrah, aiming to increase the capacity of receiving pilgrims from 8 to 15 million a year by 2020, then to 30 million by 2030.
 


Saudi Arabia’s King Salman patronizes closing of 4th King Abdulaziz Camel Festival

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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman patronizes closing of 4th King Abdulaziz Camel Festival

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman patronized on Sunday the closing ceremony of the Fourth King Abdulaziz Camel Festival.
The king welcomed dignitaries and guests from the Gulf countries, including Kuwait’s Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Dubai Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al-Maktoum and representative of the sultan of Oman Sheikh Abdullah Hamad Al-Khalifa.
The king then handed prizes to the winners of the festival.
During the ceremony, chairman of the Camel Club’s board and general supervisor of the festival, Fahd bin Falah bin Hithlin, thanked King Salman for his patronage and the “festival has become a destination for all (camel) owners within” within the Kingdom and serves as a platform “to bring together people from the Gulf and the Arab world.”
“This great gathering is a destination for all those interested in this heritage throughout the world,” he added.
Bin Hithlin also said that the club launched a package of economic decisions that will contribute to the development of this sector, and constitute an attractive factor for investments.