Quotes: US MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Saudi- SFDA destroys expired medical devices  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Arab News - 05/05/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - Arab News) Saleh al-tayyar deputy president of the saudi food and drug authority (sfda) for the medical devices sector has revealed that the authority destroyed illegal equipment valued to be worth sr260 million found in the saudi ports.

al-tayyar made the statement on the sidelines of a workshop organized by his department on sunday at the marriot hotel in riyadh.

around 649 liaison officers in government and private hospitals participated in the workshop which aimed to discuss means to resolve the issue of expired medical equipment entering the saudi market.

the official told local media that his department has recently demolished millions of devices and health supplies including sterilizers health kits and other products.

'we have also seized expired equipment stored in warehouses under unhealthy conditions and high temperatures" he added.

al-tayyar indicated that the department arrested individuals who were found guilty of tampering with the validity dates of some medical products. they were brought to the bureau of investigation and prosecution he added and fined sr100000 each.

the official pointed out that routine inspection tours are performed on manufacturing and import companies to ensure health regulations are maintained.

'our engineers examine storage conditions and ensure products are valid and safe for consumption" he said.

the official explained that the department of medical devices at the sfda organized the workshop in order to establish better communication channels with hospitals in order to cooperate and resolve issues of common interest.


 


Arab News




  MENA News Headlines
 Oct 22 2014 - IHF hails Qatar 2015 preparationThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) The President of the Qatar 2015 Organising Committee proactively initiated a meeting to transfer and hold the regular meetings in Switzerland at the headquarters of the ...

 Oct 22 2014 - LFC anthem is HK protesters' new battle cryThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) An anthem long embraced by Liverpool Football Club has become the latest battle line drawn between Hong Kong's pro-democracy protesters and the city's police.Demonstrators ...

 Oct 22 2014 - Qatar- QIA buys a fifth of Hong Kong retailerThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Qatar Investment Authority (QIA), sovereign wealth fund of Qatar, yesterday announced the acquisition of nearly 20 percent stake in Lifestyle International Holdings, a Hong ...

 Oct 22 2014 - Qatar- Sheikh Khalid selected to the board of Georgetown initiativeThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Sheikh Khalid bin Thani Al Thani (pictured), the chairman of Ezdan group and managing director of Qatar International Islamic Bank, is among the board members selected by ...

 Oct 22 2014 - Qatar- QIB net profit grows by 16pc to QR1.13bnThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Qatar Islamic Bank's (QIB) nine-month net profit, ended September 30, 2014, attributable to the shareholders reached QR1.13bn, representing a growth of 16 percent compared to ...

 Oct 22 2014 - Qatar- Real estate price index at all-time highThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Qatar's real estate price index hit an all-time high, surging a record 42 percent this September, compared to the same month last year. Qatar Central Bank's (QCB) quarterly ...

 Oct 22 2014 - Military strikes in Syria could fuel violence: UNThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned yesterday that a solely military response to the threat of Islamic State (IS) in Syria could fuel the radicalisation of ...

 Oct 22 2014 - New Israeli police unit to fight Jerusalem unrestThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Israel's top police officer yesterday pledged a new task force to combat Jerusalem unrest, after Palestinians hurled Molotov cocktails at an apartment taken over by Jewish ...

 Oct 22 2014 - Stop unilateral actions, Ban tells Israel and PalestiniansThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) UN chief Ban Ki-moon urged Israel and the Palestinians yesterday to move away from unilateral actions stoking tensions and make the "tough compromises" needed to end their ...

 Oct 22 2014 - Qatari businesswoman wins Arab awardThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Ibtihaj Alahmadani, a prominent Qatari businesswoman and one of the 17 members on the Qatar Chamber board, has been awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at Arab Woman ...

more...


 






Google

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

IPO News
Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

US Markets Details

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Investment Game
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary

My MENAFN
Portfolio Tracker

Voting

Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2000 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help