MOH News
Field Trips to Ensure Readiness of Holy Sites' Health Facilities
12 October 2013
MOH's Chairman of the Follow-up and Internal Auditing Committee for the Hajj season of this year, Dr. Mohammed bin Jamaan Abu-Habsha, stressed that the Committee has carried out many field trips to ensure the readiness of health facilities to receive patient pilgrims, as well as supporting pros and handling shortcomings.
Dr. Abu-Habsha further pointed out that the Follow-up Committee has participated in the whole meetings of the Hajj preparatory committees in order to discuss the alternatives and plans put forward for implementation of the Hajj plan of this year.
The Committee also prepared a work plan for the control of administrative and technical works, so as to ensure the safe application of laws and regulations during the Hajj season, as well as guaranteeing the workflow without any constraints; that is to be added to ensuring that employees perform their assigned works.
In addition, the Follow-up Committee has reviewed the contracts of maintenance, equipment, cleanness and nutrition, and checked the readiness of health facilities in the Holy Sites and the application of the approved specifications.
Moreover, Dr. Abu-Habsha highlighted that 6 sub-committees have been formed to follow up and review the administrative works and to control the working hours of staff.
That is to be added to the Nutrition Committee, the Audit Committee, the Engineers Committee, and the investigation Committee, which were formed to implement the plan and tasks submitted by the Follow-up and Internal Auditing Committee, represented in coordination with the other regulatory authorities participating in the Hajj season.
The above-mentioned Committees target also unifying visions regarding complains and their follow-up, controlling working hours in the health centers, checking the level of cleanness in all health facilities which are concerned with pilgrimage, and following up the maintenance of the medical and non-medical devices and idle equipment.
Besides, the Committees aim at ensuring the readiness of all systems in hospitals and health centers to work, following up the works of contractors assigned to provided rations for patients and staff, and checking the housing of workers, as well as the warehouses, supply routes, vehicles and transportation.
The Committees also follow up procedures of safety and security and the means of communication; that is to be added to the ways of dispose of medical and non-medical wastes.
Dr. Abu-Habsha finally mentioned that the Follow-up and Internal Auditing Committee will prepare at the end of the Hajj season the final report on its performance and it will submit the report to the Minister of Health, Dr. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Rabeeah; in an endeavor to develop and improve the performance and plans put forward for the pilgrimage season of the next year, Allah willing.

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