Saturday, May 21

Medical

SRCA, SDRPY Support Health Sector in Yemen

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Riyadh -- The Saudi Development and Reconstruction Program for Yemen (SDRPY) and the Saudi Red Crescent Authority (SRCA) announced today the provision of urgent and immediate support to support the capabilities of Yemeni medical centers and hospitals. The support is to allocate and provide 30 ambulances and highly equipped urgent response vehicles.This announcement was made during the signing of a memorandum of cooperation between SDRPY and the Saudi Red Crescent Authority, in Riyadh, to build and raise the quality of health services in Yemen, and unify Saudi efforts provided in the health sector in Yemen, which contribute to achieving development and reconstruction efforts in Yemen.The SDRPY was represented during the signing by the general supervisor of the program, Ambassador Mohammed b...

Death Toll from Landslides, Floods Hit 28 in the Philippines

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Manila -- The death toll from landslides and floods caused by the first tropical storm to hit the Philippines this year has reached 28, with more than 20 others reported missing, officials said Tuesday according to the dpa.Twenty-two fatalities were recovered in Baybay City in Leyte province, 599 kilometres south-east of Manila, according to Marissa Miguel Cano, the city's information officer.Cano said 27 people were also reported missing in Baybay City, where landslides buried dozens of houses and flash floods swept through the affected villages after tropical storm Megi slammed into the country on Sunday.More than 22,600 people were forced to flee their homes in 17 provinces affected by Megi, locally called Agaton, which brought torrential rains.Megi has since weakened into a tropical de...

Minister of Health Meets with Ambassador of Belgium to Saudi Arabia

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Riyadh-- Minister of Health Fahd bin Abdulrahman Al-Jalajil met here yesterday with Ambassador of Belgium to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Dominique Mineur.During the meeting, they reviewed a number of issues of common interest and discussed means to enhance health cooperation between the two countries.The Ambassador of Belgium toured the virtual health hospital and was briefed on its services.Source: Saudi Press Agency

Philippines Reports at Least 21 Dead in Landslides after Tropical Storm Megi

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Manila-- The Philippines has recorded at least 21 deaths from landslides caused by tropical storm Megi, a local disaster agency said on Monday according to Reuters.The bodies were recovered on Monday and 16 more people were injured, as heavy rains triggered landslides in 10 mountainous communities, according to the disaster agency of Baybay City in Leyte province, eastern Philippines.Source: Saudi Press Agency

Health Minister Meets with Iraqi Ambassador to Saudi Arabia

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Riyadh-- Health Minister Fahd bin Abdulrahman Al-Jalajil met here yesterday with Iraqi Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Dr. Abdul Sattar Al-Janabi.During the meeting, they reviewed a number of issues of common interest and discussed means to enhance health cooperation between the two countries.The Iraqi Ambassador toured the virtual health hospital and was briefed on the services provided by the medical facility.Source: Saudi Press Agency

One Dead, over 17,000 Displaced in First Storm to Hit Philippines

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Manila-- At least one person died and more than 17,000 were displaced by floods and landslides caused by the first tropical storm to hit the Philippines this year, officials said Monday according to the dpa.Tropical storm Megi, locally called Agaton, slammed into the country's eastern coast on Sunday, bringing torrential rains that caused flash floods and landslides in the affected areas.An 83-year-old man drowned in floods in Davao De Oro province, 970 kilometres south of Manila, the national disaster agency said."There are some reports of additional casualties, but we are still waiting for the official head count and reports coming from our regional counterparts," said Mark Timbal, spokesman for the national disaster agency.The agency said 17,892 people were forced to flee their homes in...