Saudi driving school implements new safety measures

1 / 3
Photo/SPA
2 / 3
Photo/SPA
3 / 3
Photo/SPA
Short Url
Updated 05 July 2020

Saudi driving school implements new safety measures

  • The Red Sea is one of the most beautiful seas in the world for diving; it will greatly encourage tourism in Saudi Arabia

DAMMAM: Imam Abdulrahman bin Faisal University in Dammam has been implementing preventive measures and health protocols at its Sharq Driving School since it reopened. The school has been receiving female trainees, both in the field and in administrative offices. The preventive measures taken include social distancing, using sanitizers and disinfecting all plazas, corridors, and entrances on a daily basis to reduce the spread of the disease and protect everyone.
Saleh Al-Rashed, the university and school chairman, stressed that the university was keen on providing a healthy environment free of disease and on following health regulations in the workspace and training areas.
He highlighted that all the school facilities, including imaging devices, computers and cars, have been sanitized. The fingerprint system has been canceled and replaced with signatures, provided each employee uses her own pen.
He said that a plastic barrier has been placed between the seats of the vehicle driver and the passenger in training cars in a manner that does not inhibit the instructor’s intervention in the event of an emergency.
“Signs of the precautionary measures are in place, cars are sanitized after every use, and plastic face masks are given to each trainer.”

 


Saudi Arabia health care summit to accelerate global COVID-19 fight

Updated 03 August 2020

Saudi Arabia health care summit to accelerate global COVID-19 fight

  • Representatives from the World Health Organization, UK National Health Service, IBM and many other industry leaders to speak at online event.
  • The ‘Riyadh Declaration’ will provide a roadmap for using digital innovations to fight this pandemic and those of the future.

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia will this month host one of the world’s largest health care summits that aims to unite global efforts against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

The event will bring together health care leaders and innovators from across the world to foster new collaborations and discuss the vital role of digital health in fighting pandemics.

Taking place online on Aug. 11-12, the Riyadh Global Digital Health Summit (RGDHS) will host directors from the World Health Organization and the UK’s National Health Service, IBM’s chief health officer, and Australia’s deputy chief medical officer.

The event’s flagship talk will be hosted by the Kingdom’s Minister of Health Dr. Tawfig Al-Rabiah, and will introduce the “Riyadh Declaration” — a roadmap for accelerating digital health innovations to fight the current and future pandemics.

Dr. Bandar Al-Knawy, president of the RGDHS, said the event was far more than a health care conference.

“It is a global digital platform bringing together people who have the ability to work collaboratively to accelerate our response to the COVID-19 pandemic,” he said.

“Health care professionals must now seize this opportunity to build on previous strides forward in digital health.”