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MOH's Ehalati Refers 5,647 Patients Last Week
17 August 2016
Thanks to Allah, the Ministry of Health’s (MOH) Referral Program (Ehalati) has managed to save the lives of 165 patients, after providing them with specialized services at reference hospitals, and referred 5,647 other patients over the period from August 7th to 13th, 2016 (corresponding to Dhul-Qi‘dah 4th to 10th 1437H). This comes as a part of the MOH's unstinting support to specialized therapeutic services throughout the regions of the Kingdom.
The Ministry revealed that out of the total cases referred to the specialized and reference hospitals, through an automated paperless system 3,310 patients (amounting to 58.6%) were approved. On the other hand 1,675 progressing cases (at a rate of 29.7%) are still being considered, while 323 cases (at a rate of 5.7%) received treatment at the same hospital, and 339 cases (at a rate of 6.0%) were placed on the waiting list, to be dealt with in the coming period depending on their health condition.
Within the same vein, the Ministry stated that the emergency cases amounted to 1,434 (at a rate of 25.39%). Inpatients number amounted to 1,075 cases (at a rate of 19.4%), and the cases referred to the outpatient clinics amounted to 2,973 (at a rate of 52.65%) of all referred cases.
It's worth mentioning that ‘Ehalati’ Program is reckoned one of the new MOH's e-programs. Advantages of the program include providing medical counseling among physicians in the various medical facilities to study the health condition of the patients without the need to refer them. It also provides all the logistic and coordination-related requirements to refer the patient from one medical facility to another. In addition, Ehalati provides an accurate archiving and statistical system, which contains information of the referred patients through the program to different health facilities across the Kingdom.

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