Five Saudi hospitals ranked among top 10 in Arab world

Updated 11 August 2015

Five Saudi hospitals ranked among top 10 in Arab world

JEDDAH: Five hospitals and health centers across the Kingdom have been ranked among the 10 top hospitals in the Arab World, according to the Webometrics Ranking of World Hospitals 2015 conducted by Cybermetrics Lab.
King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center topped the list of 10, followed by Riyadh Military Hospital; Qatar’s Hamad Medical Corporation was ranked third while Saudi Arabia’s National Guard Health Affairs Hospital emerged fourth, local media reported on Tuesday.
Egypt’s Salam International Hospital was ranked fifth, followed by Saudi Arabia’s King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center for Cancer.
The Royal Commission Hospital in Jubail ranked seventh, followed by the American Hospital, Dubai; New Medical Center, UAE; and Egypt’s Ganzouri Specialized Hospital (GSH).
Tawfiq bin Ahmed Khoja, director-general of the Executive Board of the GCC Health Ministers Council, was quoted as saying that selecting eight Gulf hospitals among the list of top 10 Arab hospitals, of which five are from Saudi Arabia, personifies the medical progress at these facilities.
He pointed to six criteria that qualify the health sectors to achieve leading positions, which include the application of international quality standards, proficiency of the medical team, scientific researches, successful results of medical procedures, services provided, low rate of medical and treatment mistakes and training.
“The initiative by Cybermetrics Lab is aimed at enhancing and promoting scientific research and encourage hospitals to provide best service to patients along with an emphasis on safety and quality standards” he added.

Two workers killed at Saudi Arabia's SASREF oil refinery

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Two workers killed at Saudi Arabia's SASREF oil refinery

RIYADH: Two workers have been killed at an oil refinery in Saudi Arabia.

Another two contractors were injured at the SASREF plant in Jubail in the incident on Sunday, the company said.

“SASREF immediately activated response teams to identify the source of the incident and responded to the situation,” the statement said.

“The safety of our people and operations is a top priority.”

The company, which is owned by Saudi Aramco, said additional safety measures would be put in place to prevent incidents in the future.

The 305,000 barrel per day SASREF refinery had until September been a joint venture between Aramco and Royal Dutch Shell, according to Reuters.

Aramco bought it as part of a strategy to expand its downstream operations.