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Saudi Arabia: Over 16,000 Units of Blood, Products Ready to Treat Haj Pilgrims


Riyadh: According to the Ministry of Health, more than 16,000 units of blood and blood products are available to treat Hajj pilgrims in the holy cities.\r\nThe ministry elaborated a 4-step action plan with relevance to provision of blood and blood products, starting from the point of collection of blood donations, proceeding through testing and monitoring of each unit, until the distribution of the collected units in the holy cities.
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Saudi Arabia: For First Time, Saudi Women Step into Haj Emergency Role


Mecca: Seven women sit in front of computer screens fielding distress calls from across Mecca ahead of the annual Haj pilgrimage this week, in a first for Saudi Arabia as it tries to expand participation in the workforce.\r\nThe seven, almost all wearing the black niqab over their faces, form the first women\'s section of an emergency call centre in the kingdom, which has begun offering more education and employment opportunities to the half of the population that has traditionally stayed at home.
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Saudi Arabia: Emergency Intervention Teams at all Holy Sites


Mina: The Civilian Protection teams have been put on alert and are ready to deal with any emergency situation and undertaking any evacuation, shelter, or relief operations, announced Col. Dhafir Al-Asmari.\r\n“In cases of emergency, we are supported by 32 government agencies that will help us take drastic measures to deal with any situation and ensure the maximum protection of all pilgrims. These teams are also supported by Civil Defense teams that have been distributed all over the Holy Sites,” Al-Asmari explained.
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Singapore: MHA to Introduce More Measures to Enhance Road Safety


SINGAPORE: Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean touched on several priorities for his ministry for the year, namely crime, drugs and road safety.He told the House that Singapore's road fatality rate has come down in recent years.However, recent incidents underscore the need to improve road behaviour and eliminate reckless driving habits that put road users at risk.The ministry will invest more resources and mount a concerted effort to improve road safety through education, engagement and enforcement, and will focus its education efforts on vulnerable road users such as motorcyclists, children and elderly pedestrians.Other plans include engagin
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Singapore: Schools to get 149 Defibrillators as Facilities are Opened to Public


Singapore: Some 149 defibrillators will be available at school playing fields and sports halls during weekends in case members of the public using the facilities suffer a heart attack. The potentially life-saving move is aimed at those who take advantage of the Singapore Sports Council's (SSC) Dual Use Scheme, under which they can use these spaces for sports such as football, badminton and basketball for free or for a small fee.The automated external defibrillators (AEDs), designed to be more user-friendly, will be available from next month at 89 fields and 60 indoor halls. Another 50 dual-use school fields will be equipped with the AEDs in
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