Saudi Civil Defense puts Ramadan plans in place

Civil Defense workers are highly qualified to implement their tasks and ensure the plan’s success. (SPA)
Updated 13 May 2019

Saudi Civil Defense puts Ramadan plans in place

  • Muslims all over the world ensure that they help the destitute in whatever way possible
  • Makkah’s youth journey to the outskirts of the city to distribute meals and Zamzam water at roadsides and traffic intersections

MADINAH: The Civil Defense in Madinah is implementing plans to serve visitors of the Prophet’s Mosque during the holy month of Ramadan.
Col. Mohammed Al-Baydani, director general of the Civil Defense in Madinah, said it has deployed all possible capacities and taken all necessary measures to serve visitors of the mosque and ensure their safety, in line with the general emergency plan of Interior Minister Prince Abdul Aziz bin Saud bin Naif.
Al-Baydani said the plan is being supported and followed up by Madinah Gov. Prince Faisal bin Salman and his deputy, Prince Saud bin Khalid Al-Faisal.
Civil Defense workers are highly qualified to implement their tasks and ensure the plan’s success, Al-Baydani added.
The plan involves 65 Civil Defense centers, and includes deploying a force that makes daily tours to handle emergencies at the mosque in coordination with relevant authorities.
The Civil Defense aims to spread safety awareness among visitors from the moment they arrive in Madinah, via brochures, flyers, telecom operators and screens at the mosque, Al-Baydani said.

Volunteers in Makkah
More than 4,000 volunteers in Makkah are helping pilgrims and visitors to the city by distributing meals to those fasting during the holy month.
The voluntary work helps to maintain the honorable image of the holy city.
At the time of the Maghrib prayer, thousands of fasting people line up around the iftar tables at the Grand Mosque and its squares and at other mosques, waiting for the call for prayer.
As the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: “Whoever feeds a fasting person gets the same reward, without diminishing the reward of the fasting person.”
The Sqaia and Rvada Committee in Makkah has provided permits for those wishing to contribute meals in order to ensure proper meal preparation and distribution for fasting people in the Grand Mosque and at other mosques around the city.
Makkah’s youth journey to the outskirts of the city to distribute meals and Zamzam water at roadsides and traffic intersections.
Ramadan is a month of blessings and giving. Muslims all over the world ensure that they help the destitute in whatever way possible. During this month, people on an individual basis and in groups go out of their way to help others.


Saudi Arabia health care summit to accelerate global COVID-19 fight

Updated 03 August 2020

Saudi Arabia health care summit to accelerate global COVID-19 fight

  • Representatives from the World Health Organization, UK National Health Service, IBM and many other industry leaders to speak at online event.
  • The ‘Riyadh Declaration’ will provide a roadmap for using digital innovations to fight this pandemic and those of the future.

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia will this month host one of the world’s largest health care summits that aims to unite global efforts against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

The event will bring together health care leaders and innovators from across the world to foster new collaborations and discuss the vital role of digital health in fighting pandemics.

Taking place online on Aug. 11-12, the Riyadh Global Digital Health Summit (RGDHS) will host directors from the World Health Organization and the UK’s National Health Service, IBM’s chief health officer, and Australia’s deputy chief medical officer.

The event’s flagship talk will be hosted by the Kingdom’s Minister of Health Dr. Tawfig Al-Rabiah, and will introduce the “Riyadh Declaration” — a roadmap for accelerating digital health innovations to fight the current and future pandemics.

Dr. Bandar Al-Knawy, president of the RGDHS, said the event was far more than a health care conference.

“It is a global digital platform bringing together people who have the ability to work collaboratively to accelerate our response to the COVID-19 pandemic,” he said.

“Health care professionals must now seize this opportunity to build on previous strides forward in digital health.”