Al-Othaim provides funding worth SR3.7m to support kidney patients

The contract was signed at the residence of Chairman Abdullah bin Saleh Al-Othaim in Riyadh.
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Updated 13 January 2020

Al-Othaim provides funding worth SR3.7m to support kidney patients

Abdul Mohsen bin Abdullah Al-Othaim provided funding worth SR3.7 million ($986,482) for the purchase of advanced medical devices and equipment at the kidney patients’ unit at King Fahd Specialist Hospital in Buraidah.

The equipment will be used for carrying out lithotripsy, a medical procedure by which a kidney stone or other calculus is broken into small particles that can be passed out of the body.

The charitable endowment has been made under the Abdul Mohsen Al-Othaim Charity, the contract of which was signed at the residence of Abdullah bin Saleh Al-Othaim, chairman of the board of Al-Othaim Holding Company in Riyadh.

Abdul Aziz Abdullah Al-Othaim, member of the board of directors and CEO of Abdullah Al-Othaim Markets Company, represented Al-Othaim while the hospital was represented by Dr. Turki bin Abdullah Al-Muqbel, general manager. Also present was Dr. Mohamed Mustafa Al-Ras, CEO of Attia Medical Equipment Company.

Chairman Abdullah bin Saleh Al-Othaim said the endowment is in line with the strategy of Al-Othaim companies to contribute to social responsibility programs, charitable work and community service, and that the endowment will contribute to providing a distinguished medical service for kidney patients at the hospital.

“The endowment is in line with the unlimited support from our wise government toward social responsibility programs in partnership with all sectors, to ensure that necessary support reaches those who deserve it, in light of the generous and continuous care of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.”

Al-Othaim companies have been involved in a number of charity campaigns, including the “No Hajj Without Vaccination Campaign,” in cooperation with the Ministry of Health, in addition to an environment campaign with the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization, and the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture.

LuLu stores in Saudi Arabia launch Indian food festival

Updated 13 August 2020

LuLu stores in Saudi Arabia launch Indian food festival

  • The week-long event, in celebration of India’s Independence Day, features about 2,000 products

LuLu Hypermarkets is celebrating India’s Independence Day, which falls on Aug. 15, with an Indian-themed food festival across its stores in Saudi Arabia.

The week-long promotion, which continues until Aug. 18, features about 2,000 Indian products, including organic groceries, fresh foods, ethnic delicacies and desserts.

“We are trying to showcase the versatility and diversity of Indian food products handpicked by our well-spread supply chain in India and across the world,” said Shehim Mohammed, director of LuLu Hypermarkets Saudi Arabia.

The proximity of India to the Kingdom means that more fresh products arrive regularly, he added, most of which are flown in to maintain their freshness “as we move closer to a farm-to-fork concept in (the Kingdom), featuring both locally and internationally sourced ranges.”

As Saudi Arabia gears up for the start of the new school term, LuLu has also launched its back-to-school promotions.