Jubail Health Conference focuses on children’s lung diseases

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The second Jubail Health Conference for specialties in pediatrics, organized by the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu (RCJY), concluded on Saturday. (SPA)
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The second Jubail Health Conference for specialties in pediatrics, organized by the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu (RCJY), concluded on Saturday. (SPA)
Updated 01 December 2019

Jubail Health Conference focuses on children’s lung diseases

  • The final day of the conference tackled issues related to children’s lung diseases

JUBAIL: The second Jubail Health Conference for specialties in pediatrics, organized by the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu (RCJY), represented by the Royal Commission Health Services Program, concluded on Saturday at the King Abdullah Cultural Center in the Jubail Industrial City.

The final day of the conference tackled issues related to children’s lung diseases, and was moderated by Dr. Fahad Al-Kharashi, with the participation of Dr. Ibrahim Al-Maqri. 

The first session discussed topics including wheezing, cystic fibrosis and lung function testing.

The second session dealt with emergency cases and was moderated by Dr. Yasser Al-Qarni, pediatric critical care consultant and chairman of scientific committee at the Royal Commission Hospital in Jubail, with the participation of Dr. Khalid Al-Jumaan.

This session discussed topics related to treating a child’s head after a fall, treatment of toxins, and clinical treatment of abdominal pains.

On the first day, the conference held five workshops with the participation of a number of doctors and specialists on the most prominent medical findings in the field of treatment, on initiation of emergency cases involving children, including burns, asthma, diabetes, and on medical care for newborns and premature infants.

The conference was launched under the patronage of Mustafa Al-Mahdi, the chief executive Officer of RCJY, with the participation of 42 speakers and 700 health practitioners, and was endorsed by Saudi Commission for Health Specialties (SCfHS).


Pilgrims to quarantine for 14 days after Hajj

More than 41,361 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests have been conducted in the past 24 hours. (SPA)
Updated 04 August 2020

Pilgrims to quarantine for 14 days after Hajj

  • COVID-19 cases in Saudi Arabia continue to fall, officials say

JEDDAH: Pilgrims who took part in this year’s Hajj must continue wearing electronic tags so authorities can track their 14-day quarantine once they return home.

The bracelet is designed to monitor pilgrims’ adherence to quarantine, as well as monitoring and recording their health status through the “Tatamman” app.
Pilgrims were required to quarantine before embarking on the Hajj and wore the bracelets to ensure they were obeying the self-isolation rules as part of strict measures to contain the spread of coronavirus.
The country continues to experience a decline in COVID-19 cases. Recorded infections remain below the 2,000 mark for the 10th day in a row. The Kingdom reported 1,258 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, raising the number of those infected to 280,093 so far.
There are currently 35,091 active cases and six patients were admitted to critical care units, raising the number to 2,017. There were 32 new fatalities, raising the death toll to 2,949.
There were 1,972 new recoveries recorded, raising the total number of recoveries to 242,053.
More than 41,361 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests have been conducted in the past 24 hours. The total number of PCR tests conducted to date exceeds 3.47 million.

INNUMBERS

280,093 COVID-19 cases

242,053 Recoveries

35,091 Active cases

2,949 Total deaths

3.47m PCR tests

The Ministry of Health has been carrying out daily visits to health institutions in order to assess their level of commitment to anti-coronavirus measures, such as ensuring that staff adhere to social distancing, wear masks, and adopt the health practices and crisis management mechanisms recommended by authorities to protect patients and staff.
Teams have been dispatched to supervise the compliance of health facilities’ quarantine centers across Saudi Arabia and stepped up their visits to government and private hospitals to ensure their compliance with health protocols, sample transfers and staff testing as well as ensuring that all routine surgeries are stopped.
More than 5,000 violations have been recorded and violators were referred to committees. More than 150 facilities were temporarily shut down by the ministry until the proper protocols were implemented and the violations were fixed. A number of institutions were able to resume operations after settling fines.