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Saudi Arabia: Sirens can be Useful in all Sorts of Emergency Situations


Safety should never be taken for granted. People in Saudi Arabia were reminded of that this week when sirens wailed for a few minutes across Jeddah as part of a drill for a new emergency alert system introduced by the Civil Defence Department. The officials have not been specific about what kind of emergencies they anticipate, but the Saudi press has said the sirens will be used to warn of natural disasters. Given the deaths, injuries and destruction endured as a consequence of floods across Saudi Arabia in recent years, they really could help save lives. The sirens have three tones: a high-and-low-pitched tone indicating imminent danger, an
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Saudi Arabia: Saudi Arabian Doctor Shares Hajj Experiences with Kenosha (USA) Medics


Paramedics and emergency medical technicians in the Kenosha Fire Department deal with a lot, but they have never had to deal with something like this. “It’s like half the population of New York got up and walked to one place,” one man said. Emergency medical crews from the Kenosha Fire Department went through an unusual training session March 18 at Gateway Technical College, hearing a presentation from Dr Khalid Ateyyah, an emergency medicine specialist from Saudi Arabia currently working on a fellowship with the Medical College of Wisconsin. At home, Ateyyah is an emergency medicine specialist who has been part of the me
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Saudi Arabia: KSA to Appoint 100 Women as Paramedics with Emergency Medicine Diploma


Riyadh: Saudi Arabia will appoint 100 Saudi females as the first batch of paramedics by the end of this year, according to Al-Riyadh newspaper on March 30. The new paramedics who are receiving training will be assigned to locations restricted to men. This move comes with several deaths that occurred because male paramedics could not freely enter the accident scenes such as schools for girls. In Riyadh, a university student died recently because the guards delayed the entry of male paramedics to the campus.  The batch comprises female nurses and other specialists will get emergency medicine diploma before starting their work, General Di
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Saudi Arabia: Jeddah Hospital Closes Emergency Room Due to MERS


Jeddah: The Saudi Health Ministry said in a statement released on April 6 Sunday that a 70-year-old national, who died in the Red Sea port city of Jeddah, had been suffering from the chronic illness. The statement added that a second victim, who was a medic, died also in the city, where the ministry reported four new cases of the fatal illness, 2 of them among health workers. On April 08 Tuesday, the ministry said authorities at the city's King Fahd Hospital had decided to close the emergency department of the hospital to prevent the spread of the illness. It added that patients were transferred to other hospitals.    
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Saudi Arabia: Saudi MERS Death Toll Rises to 67


Saudi health authorities have announced another death in the kingdom from the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, bringing the nationwide toll to 67, the Saudi Gazette reported. The 57-year-old Saudi national had been suffering from chronic illnesses, the Health Ministry said. It also said another two Saudis had been infected by the MERS virus – one a 51-year-old and the other a 90-year-old. The latest figures bring to 179 the number of cases of MERS in Saudi Arabia since the virus first appeared in the Kingdom in September 2012. Three of the patients in Jeddah were health workers, including one of the two who died, prompting authoritie
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