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)
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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.

 


Saudi health ministry announces 15 new coronavirus deaths

Updated 26 November 2020

Saudi health ministry announces 15 new coronavirus deaths

  • As many as 428 cases have recovered, bringing the total recoveries to 345,215

RIYADH: The Saudi health ministry recorded 15 new deaths and 322 new COVID-19 cases in the Kingdom on Thursday. 

The new cases bring the total number of confirmed cases in the Kingdom to 356,389 cases, including 5,334 active cases receiving necessary medical care. Of these, there are 699 critical cases, while the health condition of the rest is stable, he said.
As many as 428 cases have recovered, bringing the total recoveries to 345,215. 

The 15 new deaths put the total death toll at 5,840.

On the other hand, 51,831 new laboratory tests were conducted, in the last 24-hour, across Saudi Arabia.