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Hail: 2,123 Cases Served by Nutrition Clinics Last Year
20 November 2017
According to Hail Health Affairs, as part of the Nutrition General Department’s project, two therapeutic nutrition clinics have recently been launched at primary healthcare centers across the region. “Over the past year (1438H.), more than 2,123 cases were served by the three nutrition clinics of King Khalid Hospital, Hail General Hospital, and Maternity and Children Hospital,” added the Affairs.

It is worth mentioning that Hail Health Affairs, represented by nutrition departments of Hail General Hospital and King Khalid Hospital, obtained ISO certification.

On the other hand, through a qualitative shift to reach all segments of target audience, MOH has recently launched the first-of-its-kind maternity and children clinic in trade complexes - namely in Hayat Mall, Riyadh. This initiative is designed to activate community's engagement and collaboration with MOH, to make services available in public places, in addition to providing consultations and awareness-raising activities to outpatients.

The new clinic features triage checkups, early screening of diseases including breast cancer, colon cancer, osteoporosis and hypertension. The clinic also conducts clinical tests, refers cases for further follow-up to reference bodies, boosts having healthy and balanced food, motivates breastfeeding, raises women's awareness, provides consultations, ensures natural child growth, refers children to concerned bodies if needed, stresses the importance of balanced food for children based on their age groups, in addition to educating visitors on the vital role of exercising and health enhancement.



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