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Al-Ahsa: 11 Anti-Smoking Clinics Launched
29 November 2017
Al-Ahsa Health Affairs announced launching new Anti-Smoking Clinics in its Health Centers, to provide preventive and therapeutic activities and events to eliminate all types of tobacco use in Al-Ahsa, using the state-of-the-art techniques.

Al-Ahsa Affairs has secured all needed preparations to received beneficiaries through organizing professional training programs for doctors and practitioners to operate the clinics. In addition, the new clinics have been geographically distributed across the province's sectors to ensure access to the largest population possible. Thus, Al-Hofouf clinics cover Al-Bandariah, Al-Faisaliah and King Fahad District primary healthcare centers. Also, Al-Mebrez sector includes Sho'bah, Ghesaibah, Julaijilah and Al-Oyoun primary healthcare centers. Al-Omran sector covers Al-Omran, Munaizilah and Al-Helailah primary healthcare centers.

It is worth noting that the Anti-Smoking Program - Al-Ahsa served 1,174 individuals wishing to quit smoking in 1438H., with 28% of registered persons already quit smoking. Also, the program organized 115 awareness activities over 130 days in the same year. 

The Ministry of Health, in line with its contribution to achieve the target of the National Transformation Program 2020, has launched the initiative of (reforming and restructuring the primary healthcare), as part of 40 initiatives designed to develop and improve the Kingdom's healthcare services and facilities to meet the needs of the community and the expectations of our righteous leader - may Allah protect him.

This new initiative aims to provide advanced outstanding primary healthcare services, to boost satisfaction with this sector's services, and to foster the outpatients' trust in health services. The initiative also seeks to restore confidence in primary healthcare centers, given the growing numbers of outpatients, to ensure accessibility to all beneficiaries to reduce the burden on different health professionals, to boost the preventive measures, and provide facility-based health services, in addition to reducing congestion on emergency departments and outpatient clinics.

MOH has recently launched the new design templates of primary healthcare centers at As-Sulaimaniyah, Al-Wadi, Al-Khaleej, Al-Murabba and Al-Mansourah. All are model centers. Also, all MOH's centers will be rehabilitated with similar templates. New centers will be set up. The news centers will provide all preventive, health and community services, while complying with CBAHI's standards. The services include consultation clinics, primary mental clinics, as well as  other services such as immunization, maternity care, family medicine and early detection of chronic diseases. Also, the community will be engaged by creating community council to take part in planning health services. Each center will incorporate a training center for family medicine fellowship with a unified e-record database. The new centers feature a modern architectural style the required safety supplies. It’s noted that the work is currently underway to start the stage of mega centers according to MOH-approved medial facility identity.




 



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