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Today, Minister of Health Presides at the MOH'S Advisory Meeting
16 April 2014
His Excellency the Minister of Health, Dr. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al- Rabeeah stressed the importance of putting into effect all the preventive and therapeutic healthcare programs which the Ministry of Health (MOH) sought to apply on real ground in its entire hospitals and health centers, spread in the entire Kingdom's governorates and regions.
This aims to deliver distinctive health services for all the citizens on the soil of this dear country, in implementation of the royal directives intended for providing decent lifefor all the citizens.
Meanwhile, the Minister of Health noted that the National Project for the Integrated and Inclusive Healthcare aims at providing the high-quality health services for the citizens, in line with our rulers' directives, May Allah protect them, and in realization of the principle of justice and the "Patient First" motto.
This was during his opening, today's morning, the fifth advisory meeting, hosted by the Jeddah's Health Affairs Directorate on 16-17,1435H.
Present were his Excellency the Vice Minister for Health Affairs, Dr. Dr. Mansour Al-Howasi, Vice Minister for Planning and Development Dr. Dr. Mohammed Khoshaim, MOH's deputy and assistant deputies, MOH's directors-general, health affairs directorates' directors in the regions and governorates and primary healthcare assistants.
Within the same vein, the Minister of Health emphasized the significance of the advisory meetings and the interest in its continuity among the MOH's seniors and other officials concerned to discuss all the health and administrative issues in a way that serves the public interest.
He further remarked about the medical breakthroughs achieved by the previous meetings started to come to fruition as regards the services delivered, staff, and health cadres.
In like manner, at the beginning of the meeting in the first day, the Minister of Health discussed the latest on developments and its applications, the latest on the maintenance programs, the contract-launching timetable, executive plan, and programs of transferring to the self-employment, its policies, and its procedures; and its effect on the vacant positions.
He further brought up the latest on the clinical management, 937telephone service center and service upgrading obstacles, as well as Ihalati Program and Emergency Developing Program.
Following the meeting, on a press release, the Minister of Health touched upon the "Infection Allowance", and some of the MOH's staff demanding its disbursing, pointing out that it is not strange for the MOH's staff to face the virus bravely, and this is what we have been hoping as it is a national duty. He also affirmed the MOH's interest in the staff's rights and it follows up each issue concerns them.
As regards the advisory meeting, the Minister of Health briefed that the MOH adopts the institutional work method in terms of the collective decision. For five years the MOH has been implementing several programs titled "Annual Advisory program", which sheds light on all the issues concerning the MOH and the citizen.
These programs focus on the health and pharmaceutical care, quality programs, and ways of gaining the patient's satisfaction.
Not only that, they also discuss maintenance in the hospitals, MOH's giant projects to be inaugurated during the current and next year, and the process of facilitating the operation of these projects.Even more, of the issues to be brought up are training in improving the performance of the health practitioner and means of boosting the MOH's productivity.
These are the most outstanding pivots to be discussed.He went on to stress that the MOH does not act upon a minister's decision, but upon an institutional decision from its senior officials.
Similarly, the Minister of Health pointed out that the new maternity hospital in the Jeddah's King Abdullah Complex will save 1000 beds, and the MOH has high ambitions that each region will bring out the best in it. Also, there are new hospital projects in Makkah housing 500 beds, in addition to a new project located in the north of Jeddah with the same bed capacity.
He went on to add that since 1430h, the MOH possesses more projects than it had before, they will double to twice and a half, making clear that so far, 79 hospitals have been inaugurated in the entire Kingdom's regions, as well as the tower in the Jeddah's King Fahad Hospital, housing 300beds.
In like manner, in Makkah, the Al-Shara'aa Hospital project is being implemented, this project has been awarded and it is underway in several regions.
It enjoys many advantages: each patient has their own private room and it is operated in favor of Makkah's inhabitants and not for the Hajj and Umrah performers.
Also, when designed, the world standards were applied in terms of infection control, patient's safety meanswithin the hospital and American code-designed security measures.
This goes with the directives of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, May Allah protect him, calling for applying the world's latest specifications. In other words, we pay attention to the patient's privacy in the entire Kingdom's region.
Within the same vein, the Director-General of the Makkah's Health Affairs Directorate, Dr. Abdul-Salam Walishone light on the meeting events and the major development which the health services witnessed in the Kingdom recently.
He also brought up the significance of these advisory meetings in unifying the MOH's officials' opinions and ideas, in a manner that contributes to enriching the discussion and moving forward towards making more achievements and health successes.
For his part, the Director-General of the Jeddah's Health Affairs Directorate and the chairman of the advisory meeting, Dr. Sami Ba Dawoud made clear that the first day includes three work sessions.
The first session discusses the issue of the primary healthcare and its development mechanisms.
The second session touched upon two important issues: the latest on the quality and its applications and maintenance.
The third session sheds light on the accredited timetable of launching the standing contracts, and the staff's policies and procedures in terms of the self-employment programs and its effect.
Further, it is to broach up the latest on the clinical management, upgrading the 937 telephone service, Ihalati Program and the private health sector, as well as the Ambulance Transporting Program, Emergency Development Program, and displaying the patient's satisfaction questionnaire. 
In a similar fashion, the Director-General of the Jeddah's Health Affairs Directorate pointed out that the program's second day involves three sessions.
The first session looks into the contracting, budget and its allocations, E-Health Program Project, Hesn Preventive Program, supply, warehouses, and preparing  the treatment protocols book.
The second session brought on the discussion table the latest in the pharmaceutical care, patients' Satisfaction-Raising Level Program, and upgrading the laboratory services and blood bank centers, as well as shining light on the physicians' and nursing cadres' training programs.
The closing session touches upon the performance indicators and Health Diploma Alumni's Training Program.
In the meantime, before the kicking off of the advisory meeting the Minister of Health inspected the exhibition associated, and listened to an explanation from the officials about the initiatives of the X-ray sections in the Makkah's hospitals, emergency development upgrading programs of the Ta'if's Health Affairs Directorate, voluntary work, as well as the initiative of the eye hospital and Health Skills Training Institute in the King Fahad Medical City.
Even more, the Minister of Health listened to an explanation about the Saudi Program for the E-Health Dealings, which has implemented 85 projects and presented 22 initiatives.
He also has a look on the three-dimensional of a number of the Makkah's Health Affairs Directorate's projects that were built according to the latest models, designs, and world standards.
Similarly, while inspecting the associated exhibition, he lauded the achievements of the National Program for Breast Cancer Early Screening and the National TrainingPrograms.


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