Saudi Health Minister meets family of hospital’s lab chief who died of MERSThe interim Saudi Minister of Health Adel Al-Faqih on Monday evening visited the family of Ayman Hamdan Simi who died of MERS in Jeddah. Ayman was the supervisor of the specialist laboratory at the King Fahd Hospital in the western port city.

Al-Faqih offered his condolences to the bereaved family at their home in Prince Fawaz Project in south eastern Jeddah. He prayed to the Almighty to bestow His mercy on the departed, adding that Ayman was a martyr who died in the line of duty.

According to Akhbaar24 news, during the visit, the Health Minister also said that the Ministry was working round the clock in collaboration with experts from several countries to eliminate MERS. He added that several seminars and workshops are being held for the same purpose. Al-Faqih expressed his hope that the disease will be eliminated before next year’s pilgrimage season commences.