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Uyun Al-Jiwa Hospital: New Diabetic Podiatry Clinic Equipped
17 December 2017
According to Qassim Health Affairs, a new Diabetic Podiatry Clinic at Uyun Al-Jiwa Hospital has been launched and enhance with cutting-edge medical appliances. The new clinic is supervised by a diabetes consultant. This step is part of the Affairs' endeavors to extend podiatry and chronic injuries services across all hospitals. In so doing, new integrated diabetic podiatry units have been created  in six hospitals and medical centers across the region. As part of the developmental projects,  Uyun Al-Jiwa Hospital is enhanced with hi-tech medical devices (including advanced diabetes diagnosis apparatus, high-end bed and consultants). The clinic has already started receiving booking appointments, to save patients the burden of visiting reference hospitals. 

It is noted that Diabetic Podiatry and Chronic Injuries Clinics are designed to reduce patient hospitalization, to save patients' feet from amputation, and to build up a specialized team in every hospital for such cases; while having qualified professional teams trained to use specialized medical appliances.

The Ministry of Health (MOH) has launched the (e-health) application to facilitate access to visual medical consultations on smartphones. In so doing, MOH seeks to employ cutting-edge technologies to enhance effective communication with service-beneficiaries , and to allow them get the needed specialized medical consultations.

According to MOH, the first stage of using the new App. will cover Northern Borders, Asir, Tabuk, Jazan, Najran and Al-Jouf Health Affairs. The App. is designed to enable audio-video communication from 9 a.m. to 12 a.m. during working days, as well as weekends from 1 p.m. to 12 a.m. Accordingly, users can login into the application, communicate directly with a specialist, and have their cases diagnosed through the application. Hence, the specialist answers users' inquiries, provide the needed medical consultation and the necessary medical procedure.

 
 



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