MOH News
MOH Executive Board Adopts New Nuclear Medicine and Child Safety Programs
30 January 2012
   During its second 1433-meeting, held on 28/1/2012, the MOH Executive Board, headed by His Excellency the Minister of Health, Dr. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Rabeeah, has adopted a system for coding and naming primary health centers, by using a digital method based on the management references of the Kingdom's various cities and provinces.
The new system is expected to facilitate the identification of health centers, locate them precisely, and apply the electronic identity of each health center, especially with regard to the Ministry's statistical systems and databases of the Information Collection Department. It is planned that the coding and naming system will be applied in a phased manner.
The Board has underscored the importance of the optimal use of resources, such that meets peoples' aspiration on one hand, and, on the other hand, abides by the directives given by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and His Royal Highness the Crown Prince, May Allah protect them, urging the Ministry of Health (MOH) to place particular emphasis upon quality and safety programs, as well as bringing into effect the MOH slogan: (Patient First).
The Board has also acclaimed the ongoing efforts aiming to embark on the operation of Eastern Riyadh Hospital and Northern Jeddah Hospital, making clear that work in these two hospitals is in full swing, based on the scientific criteria and plans.
For his part, His Excellency the MOH Executive Board Chairman, Dr. Al-Rabeeah, has called upon the directors of the two hospitals to rapidly operate them, in pursuit of providing the best health services to citizens, in accordance with the world's top standards, wishing for both of them great success.
In a relevant context, the Board shed light on the current vigorous steps aiming to improve the theoretical and practical criteria seeking to find specialized medical cadres to put into action the Ministry's plan of diagnosis and treatment through nuclear medicine. The Board emphasized that the MOH plan of nuclear medicine should be compatible and concordant with the National Strategic Plan for the Ministry of Health, as well as the National Project for Comprehensive and Integrated Healthcare.
The Board's discussion went on to tackle child safety issues. In this regard, the Board has adopted the Child Safety Initiative, along with underscoring the necessity of spreading the concept of child protection, and the awareness of the importance providing all that is necessary for the preservation of child safety, through the adoption of Safe Kids Program.
As the meeting drew to a close, the MOH Executive Board has approved the MOH health workers safety program, in addition stressing the importance of compliance with the world safety standards, conducting comprehensive medical examination on all health workers regularly, and applying the standards set by the Central Board of Accreditation for Healthcare Institutions (CBAHI).

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