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King Faisal Hospital-Makkah: 284 Patients Saved by «Ehalati» This Year
05 December 2017
According to Makkah Health Affairs, during this year, the Medical Referral Program «Ehalati» of King Faisal Hospital-Makkah has successfully saved the lives of 284 critical cases that required rapid medical intervention to reduce complications. These cases have been referred by the program to reference hospitals in Makkah. In addition, 875 emergency cases have also been referred.

“Also, 2,718 inpatients and outpatients have been referred. «Ehalati» is one of the most important programs to promote the health services provided to patients, especially to emergency and critical cases. The patient’s data is sent to the hospital that provides cutting-edge specialized medical services, based on bed capacity, health specialty, and medical equipment. The program also identifies the patient transportation means, whether by ambulance or by medical evacuation teams”, Added Makkah Health Affairs.

It is worth mentioning that the Ministry of Health (MOH), in line with its contribution to achieve the targets 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 aspiration of our wise leaders - May Allah protect them.

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-Sulaymaniyah, Al-Wadi, Al-Khaleej, Al-Murabba, and Al-Mansoura districts. All are model centers. Also, all MOH's centers will be reconstructed with similar templates, in addition to new centers that will be set up. The new 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. Furthermore, 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 and the required safety supplies. It is noted that the work is currently underway to start the stage of mega centers according to MOH-approved medial facility identity.


Last Update : 11 December 2017 08:22 AM
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