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Majlis Ash-Shura Discusses MOH Annual Report and Issues a Number of Recommendations
16 December 2012
During its meeting on Sunday morning to discuss the annual report of the Ministry of Health (MOH) for the year 1431/1432 H, and the annual report of the King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital in 2010, the Saudi Consultative Council “Majlis Ash-Shura” recommended paying the physicians and dentists the full housing allowances without requiring to provide housing leases, according to the regulations, in case that the employing facilities did not provide them accommodation.

Furthermore, the Council recommended the expansion in the Joint Medical Cooperation Program for King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital; so as to be activated in the largest number of Kingdom’s hospitals, as well as removing the difficulties facing this expansion. On the other hand, the Council called upon the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Water and Electricity, and the Ministry of Transportation, each according to its relevant specialty, to overcome the obstacles encountering the operation of the National Health Laboratory. Besides, the Council approved the adoption of a national project to combat and control obesity.

This was pointed out by the Undersecretary of Planning and Health Economics, Dr. Mohammad Al-Yamani. He kept on adding that the Council confirmed that the Ministry of Health has to supply all regions of the Kingdom with advanced centers; in order to diagnose the cases of autism (with its different forms), in a manner that achieves the early control of the disease and providing the proper treatment and rehabilitation for patients suffering from it.

In addition, Dr. Al- Yemeni stated that the Council stressed on the Ministry of Health to include in its subsequent reports the information and statistics on the current situations of health services in the different governorates of the Kingdom, with regard to the number of hospitals and health centers therein, bed capacity accompanied by the number of population served by these facilities in each city, and the available rare specialties, as well as the hospitals that are currently being built, equipped or under operation.




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