Saudi Health Council unifies emergency codes in key sectors

Health Minister Dr. Tawfiq bin Fawzan Al-Rabiah chairs the 83rd meeting of the Saudi Health Council on Saturday. (SPA)
Updated 15 September 2018

Saudi Health Council unifies emergency codes in key sectors

JEDDAH: The Saudi Health Council approved the unification of codes in emergency and disaster situations in all health sectors.

The approval came during the council’s 83rd meeting, presided over by its chairman and Health Minister Dr. Tawfiq bin Fawzan Al-Rabiah.

The council advised health sectors to conduct surveys on newborns, document them electronically or on paper, and add them to the vaccination card, which includes information on the child’s physical, mental and motor development. The council stressed the importance of transparency and correct information.

It also approved the National Plan for the Development and Practice of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy. 

The council prepared the plan in collaboration with a highly trained and professional scientific team, and with the participation of the various health sectors in the Kingdom.

The council reviewed the progress of the study of the use of high-cost medical devices and equipment to start designing a plan to benefit from them nationally.

The council also reviewed a report on the balanced distribution of health facilities in all Saudi regions. 

The Kingdom’s Vision 2030 reform plan aims to achieve access to quality health care for all segments of society.


Saudi Arabia participates in GCC archaeology exhibition

The pavilion features a series of documentaries on Saudi Arabia’s cultural heritage. (SPA)
Updated 21 January 2020

Saudi Arabia participates in GCC archaeology exhibition

  • Saudi Arabia’s pavilion hosts, 55 artifacts and relics covering different eras, including from the Stone Age, Bronze Age, and the pre-Islamic and Islamic periods

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia, represented by the national heritage sector at the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH), is taking part in the 6th Joint Periodic Exhibition on the Archaeology of the Gulf Cooperation Council’s (GCC) Arab States in Kuwait.
The exhibition, held under the supervision of the secretary-general of the GCC, in partnership with the Kuwaiti National Council for Culture, Arts and Literature, opened last Wednesday at the National Museum of Kuwait and will run until Feb. 15.
The Kingdom’s pavilion hosts, 55 artifacts and relics covering different eras, including from the Stone Age, Bronze Age, and the pre-Islamic and Islamic periods.
The pavilion also features a series of documentaries on the Kingdom’s cultural heritage, a number of publications by the antiquities and museums sector on different areas of cultural heritage, as well as a collection of photographs and historical information on Saudi Arabia’s cultural depth.