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

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

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.

Amazon creates 3,400 jobs across Saudi Arabia

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Amazon creates 3,400 jobs across Saudi Arabia

Amazon creates 3,400 jobs across Saudi Arabia

Amazon announced the creation of 3,400 new roles across its operations network in the Kingdom to meet growing customer demand during their annual “White Friday” sale campaign. Since launching six months ago, the company has also invested in a 25 percent increase in the delivery station network it uses to speed up customers’ delivery times.

“These investments are a testament to Amazon’s commitment to providing quality jobs for local communities and customers with greater selection and more flexible delivery options,” a statement said.

The capital investments, spread across three key pillars — job creation, delivery infrastructure, and technology, have been well timed for the end-of-year shopping festival that began with White Friday, which took place from Nov. 24 to 30. To help supplement capacity for the rapid growth in customer demand, Amazon launched three new delivery stations through its subsidiaries and partners across Saudi Arabia, from Arar to Jazan and Makkah to Dammam. This expansion created more than 3,000 permanent and seasonal jobs, with more than 60 percent Saudization of Amazon’s permanent workforce.

Prashant Saran, director of operations for Amazon Middle East and North Africa, said: “When we first launched our marketplace in Saudi Arabia, we promised our customers the ability to shop a broader selection of both local products and international goods from Amazon. Since then, we have continued to invest in Saudi Arabia as part of our long-term commitment to our customers. We continue to innovate for our customers, bringing local and global businesses closer through our advanced fulfillment and logistics networks. We are ensuring customers across the country can get what they need from the comfort of their home while prioritizing our associates, partners, and customers’ health and safety.”

Amazon is leveraging its more than 20 years of experience in global technology innovation to create more efficient and safer processes for associates and partners in Saudi Arabia. These global technologies are seamlessly enhancing the entire delivery process across Saudi Arabia — from orders received in fulfillment centers, to the delivery of packages via sort centers, and to additional delivery stations to enable faster delivery for customers. Enhancements include geocoding solutions to calculate more accuracy for customer addresses with no postal codes and investing in Arabic language tools to support associates.

Since the start of the pandemic, Amazon has implemented more than 150 measures for employees, associates and drivers at its sites including new processes and space planning to ensure social distancing, additional sanitization stations, the provision of face coverings and daily temperature screenings.