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KFMC graduates new diploma holders
16 May 2007
Under the sponsorship of the Minister of Health Dr. Hamad bin Abdullah Al-Mane, a ceremony has been organized at King Fahd Medical City (KFMC) for graduating 68 diploma holders in the fields of health care assistance, nursing newborns in ICUs, and blood withdrawal.
 
The MOH Undersecretary for Planning and Development Dr. Obeid Al-Obeid, who attended the ceremony, said the future in the field of health will be built only by competent individuals who are resolved to shoulder the responsibility of building our country on the basis of coping with international trends and utilizing modern technology, which is the aim of KFMC.
 
Dr. Al-Obeid praised the role being carried out by KFMC in providing training and learning opportunities in the different health fields.
 
The KFMC Executive Manager Dr. Abdullah Al-Amro confirmed in his speech in front of the ceremony that KFMC, as a medical and educational establishment, seeks to open new opportunities for research and development.
 
He said the graduates include 43 specialists in health care assistance, 10 specialists in nursing newborns, as well as 14 specialists in blood withdrawal.
 
Confirming the role of KFMC in preparing skilled enthusiastic youngsters who have dedicated their career for serving our beloved nation, Dr. Al-Amro said KFMC pays continuous attention to revising and developing its training programs in order to be able to cope with the needs of our country and reflect the developments in medical literature and exercise.
 
He praised the great progress realized in the different areas of medical education and training, including medicine, pharmacy, and assisting medical sciences. Amendments have been introduced to some fields of health studies in accordance with the necessities of cultural, social, and economic development.
 
He said KFMC is keen to reach the goals of being pioneer in providing high quality medical services in the different medical disciplines.
 
The Executive Manager of Academic and Training Affairs Dr. Nahar Al-Azmi said KFMC technical training programs play efficient roles in saudizing medical staff through providing monthly incentives to Saudi students for encouraging them to be enrolled in KFMC training programs.
 
He said the program of nursing newborns in ICUs is a one year course for preparing Saudi female nurses who are capable of providing secure and efficient nursing care to newborns in ICUs. The program is approved by the Saudi Board for Health specialties.
 
The KFMC training system, according to Dr. Al-Azmi, includes seven training programs involving 293 students. KFMC is considering also new programs for covering the different areas of medical practice. 



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