State-of-the-art Nahdicare Clinics opens in Jeddah

Senior management officials of the Nahdi Medical Company attend the opening ceremony of the new Nahdicare Clinics in Jeddah.
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Updated 18 October 2020

State-of-the-art Nahdicare Clinics opens in Jeddah

Nahdi Medical Company (NMC), an award-winning health care provider and Saudi Arabia’s largest pharmacy retail chain, has announced the opening of its second medical center in Jeddah.

Located on Prince Mohammed Bin Abdul Aziz Street in the lively Tahlia neighborhood, Nahdicare Clinics provides holistic and personalized in-patient and out-patient medical services to the local community.

Visitors can access specialist care across 13 medical departments, including cardiology, pediatrics, gynecology, ENT, internal medicine, radiology, ophthalmology, dermatology, dental, family medicine, orthopedic, nutrition and emergency response.

The opening is a significant milestone for the company, as it continues to expand its health care offerings, providing comprehensive medical services in the Kingdom.

“NMC has a proven record of providing superior patient-centered, holistic care through its 145 locations in the country over 35 years. Its new venture, the Nahdicare Clinics, aims to help improve the lives of the Saudi nationals by providing instant access to specialists, personalized care to local communities, thus supporting the National Healthcare Transformation Program,” the company said in a statement.

NMC CEO Yasser Joharji, said: “The launch of the Jeddah Nahdicare Clinics reflects our deep commitment to offering outstanding, transformative personalized care accessible to everyone in the community. It also reflects our contribution to improving the quality of life of our citizens and providing value-based medical care in the Kingdom, in line with Vision 2030.”

As an introductory offer, the clinic is providing heart health packages for SR90 ($24), to help raise awareness about the importance of maintaining a healthy heart while urging citizens to reduce their risk factors of developing cardiovascular diseases. Also, patients can schedule a mammogram with a 50 percent discount until Oct. 28, while loyal Nahdi customers can avail this check-up complimentary.

Al-Nahdi Medical Company was established in 1986 as a sole proprietor of two stores in Jeddah and in 2004, it became a limited liability company. Today, it manages and operates 1,149 stores in 145 cities across the Kingdom, one pharmacy in Dubai, UAE and two health care clinics in Jeddah. In the first half of 2019, NMC launched its first Nahdicare Clinics in Jeddah’s Al-Marwa district.

Over the past 35 years, NMC has received numerous awards and has been celebrated for its positive work culture and commitment to local communities. Highlights include being recognized in the inaugural “2020 Middle East Best Workplaces” list by Great Places to Work and winning the “Best Community Development Award” at the Gulf Sustainability and CSR Awards in 2018.


Elaa to redefine corporate & government travel in KSA

Updated 20 October 2020

Elaa to redefine corporate & government travel in KSA

Seera Group, a travel services company, has announced the launch of Elaa 3.0, a digital travel management solution (TMS) that has been designed to optimize corporate and government travel bookings across Saudi Arabia.

A new dedicated portal has been launched for Elaa, Seera’s travel management company, which enables employees of partner organizations to make all their bookings and travel planning seamlessly without having to go through a tedious and costly manual process. This means reduced cost through higher levels of transparency, predefined policy setting and travel management efficiency.

“Elaa made the most of the downtime caused by travel restrictions during the pandemic by digitizing and simplifying the processes and enabling continuous improvement and innovation for its partner companies across private and public sectors,” a statement said.

The new improved platform can digitally connect everything for customers whilst supporting them in the new normal, as travel management policies, structures and strategies have changed following the COVID-19 pandemic.

Government ministries, departments and corporations with large-scale travel management requirements, can now manage all their requirements through Elaa’s new portal, which is designed as a flexible and scalable booking platform that is easy to navigate and is both time- and cost-efficient.

Abdulrahman Mutrib, executive vice president and group chief technology officer of Seera Group, said: “The new reality has brought a significant change in the travel requirements of corporate and government entities. Travel policies are constantly being updated or reviewed, and only a travel management system that can factor in these changes in real-time can add true value to organizations. Over the past years, we have been investing significantly in digitizing our processes, and we are now ready to offer the next-generation TMS system for our customers.

“The digitization of the processes, end-to-end, will mean less complexities in bookings, easy modifications and changes, as needed, and higher levels of operational efficiency. The automation of travel management, through Elaa 3.0, will lead to not only saving time but also cost advantages for the organization.”

Among the benefits for customers include search, select and booking of employee trips as a self-service, as well as a streamlined and swift digital approval process seamlessly regulated with pre-configured internal travel policies.

“With real-time tracking of booking requests, Elaa 3.0 serves as a revolutionary product in the travel market sector in the Kingdom,” a statement said.

Elaa’s highly secure and automated platform aims to redefine corporate and government travel for the new era. Elaa, meaning “trusted adviser” in Arabic, has activated a suite of internal training programs to familiarize customers on the new models that will be implemented.