1 dead, 23 hurt from fireworks

  • Emergency units at different hospitals received and treated 23 cases of burns to the face and hands and recorded one death due to fireworks explosions over the last two days. Seven cases were in Baha and the other 17 were in areas near Taif.Siraj Al-Humaidan, spokesman for Health Affairs in Taif,...
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100,000 Indian Hajis to ride Mashaer trains

  • Around 100,000 Indian pilgrims will be able to use the Mashaer Haj metro system. Speaking to Arab News Sunday, Indian Haj Consul Shaikh Mohammed Noor Rahman said that 50,532 pilgrims had arrived on Friday and a further 4,966 had arrived on Saturday....
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123m fake goods seized in 2015

  • JEDDAH: The Customs Department seized almost 123 million pieces of counterfeit items at the ports across the Kingdom last year, Mohammed Al-Ghamdi, the general director of Jeddah Islamic Port Customs (JIP) has said.“The advanced equipment and system at the ports can detect things in the...
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15-kg tumor removed from Saudi woman

  • An eight-member medical team from King Fahd Central Hospital in Jazan has successfully removed a 15-kg tumor from a Saudi woman, local media said.Prior to the application of the procedure, the woman, in her thirties, had undergone extensive testing, which showed that there was a 30-cm diameter...
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18kg cyst removed from 17-year-old girl

  • JEDDAH: A medical team from Ministry of Health's Maternity and Child Hospital in Makkah removed a huge cyst from a 17-year-old girl.The 18kg cyst was one-third of the total weight of the girl, according to a website.The patient arrived at the hospital complaining of pain and swelling of an...
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18m Captagon pills seized over two years

  • JEDDAH: A whopping 18 million Captagon pills were seized by customs officials at Dhuba port over the past two years.This is according to Ali Al-Atwi, director general of Dhuba’s customs department, who said that 11 million Captagon tablets were hidden in an item of mechanical parts in 2014...
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20 research papers by aspiring Saudi high school grads OK’d for commercial use

  • JEDDAH: A total of 20 research and science projects were selected to be prepared for commercial use and introduced to the Saudi market as a result of a partnership between leading skill developing and entrepreneurial entities. The Small and Medium Enterprises General Authority (Monshaat), in p...
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230 medical staff indicted for errors last year

  • Around 230 medical practitioners have been indicted by forensic medical commissions for having committed serious medical errors, notably in the gynecology and maternity departments, during the past year. According to data prepared by the commissions, the medical practitioners included 153 male...
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35 patients selected for overseas treatment

  • Thirty-five Saudi patients are to receive overseas medical treatment in eight countries on the orders of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah, a senior official from the Ministry of Health said Saturday. Mishal Abdullah Al-Mishal, general director of the Medical Authorities and Medical...
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4 million Captagon pills seized

  • RIYADH: Saudi Customs foiled an attempt on Wednesday to smuggle more than 4 million Captagon pills through Duba port in the northwest of the Kingdom. According to reports, the contraband was being smuggled in a truck which came to Duba on a ferry. The authorities found the pills hidden under a...
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