Saudi King Salman enters hospital for routine check-up: State media

Ahram Online , Wednesday 24 Apr 2024

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz has been admitted to the King Faisal Specialist Hospital in Jeddah for a routine checkup, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported on Wednesday.

King Salman bin Abdulaziz
Saudi Arabia s King Salman bin Abdulaziz. Photo courtesy of the Saudi News Agency (SPA)


Citing a statement from the Royal Court, the Saudi Press Agency report said that the Saudi leader was admitted “to conduct routine examinations which will take several hours.”

King Salman, the custodian of Islam's holiest sites, ascended to the throne on January 23, 2015, following the death of his half-brother, King Abdullah.

The king, 88, was last admitted to hospital in May 2022 for a colonoscopy procedure and medical tests.

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