First Saudi woman appointed as traffic collision inspector with Najm

The new employee investigated three crashes on her first day. (Supplied)
Updated 03 September 2019

First Saudi woman appointed as traffic collision inspector with Najm

  • New recruit attended three incidents on her first shift
  • Najm CEO says the organization is committed to the empowerment of women

RIYADH: The first female traffic collision inspector started in her new job at Najm for Insurance Services recently, working within an extensive team of inspectors at Najm in what extends the role of women beyond female universities.

Starting on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019, the inspector was assigned to traffic collisions occurring on Riyadh’s major roads, including Khalid bin Al Waleed Road and other areas surrounding King Khalid International Airport.

On her first day she successfully monitored three accidents during her first day on the job. 

This step confirms Najm’s commitment towards the empowerment of women and gives them opportunities to serve within its workforce in roles related to managing and monitoring traffic accidents said the organization’s CEO Mohammad Al-Suliman.

Suliman said the appointment also highlighted the confidence Najm has in its female employees who he described as highly qualified and skilled.

He said Najm remained dedicated to the empowerment of women in line with Saudi Vision 2030, which states the major role women play in the Kingdom’s economic and social advancement.

Najm for Insurance Services has previously enabled women to work as accident inspectors, placing a set of requirements that include language proficiency, clear criminal records, and flexibility to work during day or night shifts.

In 2018, Najm completed an intensive training program for its first batch of female inspectors, who will take on roles including inspecting traffic collisions, writing reports, and verifying documents of parties involved.

OIC delivers COVID-19 emergency medical aid to Afghanistan

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OIC delivers COVID-19 emergency medical aid to Afghanistan

  • The aid parcels contain disposable medical masks and protective clothing for quarantine personnel

RIYADH: Emergency medical aid organized under the auspices of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has arrived at Kabul International Airport, ready to be delivered to the Afghan ministries of foreign affairs and public health to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
The aid parcels containing disposable medical masks, specialized N95 hospital masks and protective clothing for quarantine personnel were handed over to the Afghan authorities in presence of OIC’s Resident Representative in Kabul. 
Meanwhile the Islamic Solidarity Fund (ISF), a subsidiary OIC institution aimed at supporting the least developed member states in their response to the pandemic, especially in the health sector, has also delivered a first tranche of emergency financial assistance to Afghanistan.