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Minister of Health Launches “Salamat” Site to Mark Safe Return of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques
28 February 2011
​During the launch of the “Salamat” website, HE Minister of Health, Dr. Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz Al Rabeeah, announced that that HRH had given him the honor of conveying the King’s best wishes to all hospital patients throughout the Kingdom. The inspiration for the Salamat site is the safe homecoming of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz.

Dr. Al Rabeeah stated that the Salamat campaign aims to reach as much of the populace as possible through a variety of Kingdom-wide activities. Medical teams will visit airports, prominent media foundations and chambers of commerce and industry headquarters to provide citizens with an array of biometric services, including hypertension, diabetes and BMI screenings.

These services will also be available at selected shopping malls, parks and schools.  Brochures will be distributed on a variety of healthcare topics, and blood donation centers will also be operating.
HE Confirmed that the Ministry, as a part of the Salamat campaign,  expanded inpatient visiting hours in all MOH hospitals and facilities from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. for a period of three days, beginning on the day of the King’s arrival. Such extensions are granted only on days of the highest level of national importance; the safe return of HRH certainly qualifies as such an occasion.
Dr. Al Rabeeah also stated that additional medical teams will be sent to primary, elementary and secondary schools across the Kingdom. These teams will measure health biomarkers, and will also introduce students to such preventive healthcare practices as oral and dental hygiene and healthy nutrition.  Students will also receive awareness publications and brochures.
MOH will release a number of publications introducing health projects implemented during the reign of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques.  More than 84 projects have been launched in a number of multidisciplinary hospitals, diabetes and dental centers. An additional 114 projects are also being undertaken, including diabetes, cardio-care and dental hospitals and laboratories. 106 other projects have been approved but have not yet been implemented, including a number of medical towers, hospitals, dental centers and primary healthcare facilities (1414 centers)
Included in the literature will be information about the Patient Relations Program, designed to be a link between MOH and patients to resolve patients’ concerns and to provide them with appropriate healthcare services. Another is the Clinical Checkup Program, which aims to enhance the efficiency of the Kingdom’s healthcare facilities.

The Health Facilities Credence Program ensures that healthcare facilities comply with all patient safety and quality standards. The Domestic Medicine Program aims to provide curative, preventive, rehabilitative and health awareness services from qualified medical teams to patients in their own homes. And the goal of the Bed Management Program is to reach the optimal usage of beds and one-day surgeries. A health achievements report will also be issued for the occasion.
Moreover, HE added that Information and Health Awareness Center will host a number of medical consultants in various specialties through its toll-free number (8002494444) to answer people's health inquiries for three days beginning the day following the King’s arrival.

Last Update : 21 April 2011 04:28 PM
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