Libyan conjoined twins will come to Riyadh for treatment

The case of Ahmed and Mohammed is being studied as part of the Saudi National Siamese Twins Separation Program. (SPA)
Updated 07 October 2019

Libyan conjoined twins will come to Riyadh for treatment

  • Medical teams will look into possibility of separating them

RIYADH: In accordance with the directives of King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Libyan conjoined twins will arrive in Riyadh on Monday. Ahmed and Mohammed will be transferred to King Abdullah Specialist Children’s Hospital, where medical teams will study their condition and look into the possibility of separating them.
“The twins were born under difficult conditions in Tripoli on June 24, 2019. They are attached at the lower abdomen and pelvic areas, and share the lower digestive, urinary and reproductive systems and pelvis,” said Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, general supervisor of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center, and head of the medical team.
“Each of them has a lower limb in addition to a third deformed limb in between. They were born without an anus, which obliged doctors in Libya to provide them with a temporary one through surgery.”
The case of Ahmed and Mohammed is being studied as part of the Saudi National Siamese Twins Separation Program.
In case surgery is approved, they will become the 48th set of twins to undergo the procedure in one of the largest separation programs in the world.
“This humanitarian initiative comes as recognition of the difficulties sisterly Libya is facing. It reflects the Kingdom’s leading humanitarian role in dozens of affected and needy countries,” Al-Rabeeah said.


Agreement signed to train Saudis in construction

Updated 11 min 52 sec ago

Agreement signed to train Saudis in construction

RIYADH: The Saudi Human Resources Development Fund (Hadaf) has signed a cooperation agreement for nationals to be trained for jobs in the construction sector, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

The memorandum of understanding, between Hadaf and Saudi Abyat Academy for Building Materials, is aimed at preparing nationals for the labor market through electronic training courses on the Doroob platform.

It was signed at Hadaf’s headquarters in Riyadh and will allow the academy to publish courses on Doroob.

Hadaf will also put in place enrolment standards for the Doroob courses and coordinate their development in line with the needs of the labor market.

Doroob comes within the training and qualification programs offered by Hadaf. It seeks to support Saudis who want professional advancement in their chosen field, as well as increasing the participation level of the national workforce in the private sector and helping job seekers to get better career opportunities.