Madinah health campaign benefits 60,000 people

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Updated 30 May 2020

Madinah health campaign benefits 60,000 people

  • The spokesman emphasized the importance of avoiding gatherings and shaking hands, the need to wear masks, covering the mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing with tissues or the elbow

MADINAH: A health awareness campaign in Madinah has benefited more than 60,000 people, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
The General Directorate of Health Affairs in Madinah completed the campaign — under the slogan “We Return with Caution” — to raise awareness among people in public areas such as markets and squares since the coronavirus curfew’s end on Thursday.
Madinah health affairs spokesman, Moayad Abu Unq, said that 12 teams and 24 groups had worked to implement social distancing and encourage businesses to uphold other preventive measures.

These measures include checking shoppers’ temperatures, in addition to ensuring that at every entrance they are wearing masks, using hand sanitizer, and wearing gloves.

The spokesman said that malls used audio and video broadcasts to raise awareness among shoppers, and that teams observed many shoppers complying with instructions.

He said there would be a positive impact on controlling the spread of coronavirus because of people’s cooperation. This factor played the greatest role in combating the spread of the disease because people were adhering to preventive measures in order to protect their health, he added.

The spokesman emphasized the importance of avoiding gatherings and shaking hands, the need to wear masks, covering the mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing with tissues or the elbow, avoiding touching the face, and maintaining a safe distance between people.


Saudi Arabia opens world’s largest camel hospital

Qassim Gov. Prince Faisal bin Mishaal, left, during a briefing on the world’s largest camel hospital that he inaugurated in Buraidah on Sunday. (SPA)
Updated 07 July 2020

Saudi Arabia opens world’s largest camel hospital

  • The emir also toured sheds spread over a large area which can accommodate 4,000 riding camels at the same time

Qassim Gov. Prince Faisal bin Mishaal on Sunday inaugurated the world’s biggest camel hospital in Buraidah. The Salam Veterinary Hospital will also have a modern research facility to diagnose diseases related to camels.
The governor said the project worth SR100 million is a national achievement and it will help enhance veterinary facilities in the Kingdom.
Prince Faisal toured the facility’s specialized central laboratories equipped with modern devices to conduct over 160 different types of analyses.
The emir also toured sheds spread over a large area which can accommodate  4,000 riding camels at the same time.
He was briefed on the model for the young camels unit, the ICU, CT scan unit, and the surgical theaters. The hospital is constructed on an area of 70,000 sq. meters.
Among the goals for establishing the hospital is to bring about a shift in embryology and the traditional fertilization process of camels, whose age ranges between 25 to 30 years. At present, they produce seven young camels per season. Additionally, the hospital will contribute to raising the rate of fetal production in camels from 100 fetuses to 700.