Saudi Arabia's King Salman requests Shoura Council sessions, committee meetings held remotely

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Updated 05 April 2020

Saudi Arabia's King Salman requests Shoura Council sessions, committee meetings held remotely

  • The council will hold its first online session on Monday

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman on Sunday requested that the Shoura Council sessions and its committee meetings be held remotely.
The request comes from the king’s keenness for the council to continue its work in the service of the country and the citizens.
The council will hold its first online session on Monday, chaired by the council’s chairman, Abdullah bin Mohammad Al-Asheikh, during which he will discuss several issues on the agenda.
The chairman will then listen to the Finance Committee’s brief on the comments made in a previous session by council members on the Capital Markets Authority’s annual report for the fiscal year 2018/2019, before the council votes on the recommendations.
The council is also set to discuss the Economy and Energy Committee’s report about the draft system on the rights over movable funds and the amendment of the commercial mortgage system, after hearing and reviewing the recommendations of the committee’s report.
The council will also discuss the Islamic and Judicial Affairs Committee’s report regarding the General Authority for Guardianship’s annual report of the funds of minors and their counterparts for the fiscal year 2018/2019, after hearing and reviewing the recommendations.
The council will also discuss the report from the Culture, Information, Tourism and Antiquities Committee concerning the annual report of the Ministry of Information for the fiscal year 2018/2019.


KSRelief-backed Al-Amal Arsal Center continues to provide medical services to Syrian refugees

Updated 07 June 2020

KSRelief-backed Al-Amal Arsal Center continues to provide medical services to Syrian refugees

ARSAL, Lebanon:  The Al-Amal Medical Center in Lebanon’s Bekaa governorate continued to provide medical services to Syrian refugees with the support of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief).

It is part of a project to strengthen health services for Syrian refugees and the host community in the town of Arsal.

In May, 4,575 patients visited the clinics and received 8,123 free health services across specialized departments, in addition to receiving help from laboratory, pharmacy and nursing services.

General health clinics received 396 patients, eye clinics had 506 patients, the emergency department 595 patients, dental clinics 325 patients, pediatric clinics saw 347 patients, with 125 vaccinations provided.

ENT clinics received 412 patients, orthopedic clinics 311 patients, heart clinics had 240 patients, urology clinics 472 patients, gastroenterology clinics 180 patients, gynecological clinics 271 patients, gland and diabetes clinics 65 patients, and psychiatric clinics 68 patients.

The Al-Amal Medical Center is following the necessary procedures and precautions in light of the coronavirus pandemic to provide services to patients in a safe medical environment.

Awareness campaigns were carried out to familiarize people with precautionary measures to prevent the spread of the disease, and they were provided with items for personal hygiene.

The medical director of the project, Dr. Tariq Shandab, said that the center aimed to serve more than 45,000 people and provide them with healthcare in a variety of fields, in addition to having an emergency department that worked around the clock and an integrated pharmacy to provide free medicine to all patients.

Shandab expressed his gratitude for the humanitarian services provided by Saudi Arabia, represented by KSRelief, to the Syrian refugees and their host community.