The Social Development Bank of Saudi Arabia has launched a ‘healthcare portfolio’ with a SR2 billion fund to support the small and medium enterprises in the healthcare sector.
This fund is part of an event bigger support program that has been designed to help reduce the financial and economic effects imposed by the Coronavirus.
This new initiative done by SDB will help provide financial solutions by offering tailored funds that meet the specific requirements of each beneficiary. This way, the small and medium enterprises in the healthcare sector will be able to carry on with their service to the public in addition to enhancing their contribution to economic growth and employment.
Moreover, this fund comes in support of the Kingdom’s 2030 Vision that aims at improving the services of healthcare sector and enhance its ranking globally.
SDB CEO Ibrahim Al-Rashid said that beneficiaries of the fund have previously experienced strong growth, while “benefiting from concessional financing and business services available at 27 SDB branches across the country” .
This comes just in time and we hope that with such support being provided to the sector, they will be able to give and direct all their efforts towards solving the threats imposed by the novel virus.
Sheikh Mansoor inaugurates revolutionary Sports Medicine and Rehab Centre at Mediclinic Parkview Hospital
His Highness Sheikh Mansoor Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Sports Council, officially opened Mediclinic Parkview Hospital’s Sports Medicine and Rehab Centre.
He was accompanied by Ahmed Ali, Executive Director of Mediclinic Middle East and David Jelley, Hospital Director. The state of the art centre, the first under Mediclinic’s new Perform brand for Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, is an integrated facility for the treatment of sports injuries, sports performance, musculoskeletal complaints and a full range of rehabilitation therapy.
Ahmed Ali said: “I would like to thank His Highness Sheikh Mansoor Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum for his visit and for his continuous support for Mediclinic and its initiatives in the Middle East.”
David Jelley, Hospital Director, Mediclinic Parkview Hospital, said: “While there are existing sports medicine and physiotherapy facilities in Dubai, this is a first of its kind within a hospital environment and on this scale. It truly is a world class service for sports medicine and rehabilitation.”
Some of the unique features of the centre include the state of the art bespoke bio circuit programme which allows for fully customised digital training programmes through the Technogym MyWellness app, a gait analysis lab, force plate analysis and functional screening, the TPI golf assessment, custom bike fitment for cyclists, V02 Max testing and the Alter-G antigravity treadmill for rehabilitation.
“Mediclinic Perform currently houses three internationally respected Sports and Exercise Medicine doctors, multiple sports subspecialists including sports physiotherapists, sports podiatry, chiropractic, sports massage, sports therapy and over 30 physiotherapy and rehabilitation specialists. Almost all patients can benefit from exercise or physical activity and it is our intention to support the UAE’s vision in reducing the chronic disease burden and helping to create a healthier, more active population through services like ours so that our patients can truly perform for life,” said Dr. Alan Kourie, Head of Sports Medicine & Rehab, Mediclinic Middle East.
For more information on Mediclinic Perform’s Sports Medicine and Rehab Centre located at Mediclinic Parkview Hospital, please visit www.mediclinic.ae or call 8001999
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Saudi Rania Nashar Makes it to Forbes’ List of The World’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women”
The Kingdom’s own Rania Nashar has made it to Forbes’ annual list of “The World’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women” and we can’t help but feel so much pride!
Nashar was ranked the 99th in the list that includes prominent names such as Angela Merkel, Kamaala Harris, Melinda Gates, Rihanna, & many other global female trailblazers.
Nashar is the first female to hold the position of CEO CEO of Saudi commercial bank, Samba Financial Group. She also made it to this ranking through her tremendous efforts in implementing changes that empower women of Saudi Arabia, all of which comes as part of the 2030 Vision.
Nashar has exceeded 20 years of experience in the field of commercial banking and has been inspiring young Saudi women to take on the challenge as well and break the glass ceiling and for that, we congratulate her.