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TheHail: New Medical Tower Launched at Al-Shamli General Hospital
18 December 2017
According to Hail Health Affairs, a new medical tower (with a 52-bed capacity) has been launched at Al-Shamli General Hospital. The tower features lab, radiology, surgeries and major operations departments at the ground floor, while the first one includes female inpatient department (with a 25-bed capacity) and an isolation room, in addition to a male inpatient department (with a 25-bed capacity) and an isolation room at the second floor.

It is worth mentioning that Al-Shamli General Hospital was inaugurated in 1405H., called : Diagnosis and Obstetrics Center-Al Shamli. Then, the center was upgraded into a hospital with a 50-bed capacity in 1415H., serving more than 72,000 persons and featuring nine primary healthcare centers. Also, the hospital’s emergency department served 82,744 cases in 1438H.

On the other hand, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has recently launched the (e-health) App. 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 provide them with the needed specialized medical consultations.

According to MOH, the first stage of the new App. will cover the Northern Borders, Asir, Tabuk, Jazan, Najran and Al-Jouf Health Affairs. The, the App will be used across the Kingdom, Allah Willing. 

The App. is designed to enable audio-video communication from 9 a.m. to 12 a.m. during working days, and from 1 p.m. to 12 a.m. on weekends. Accordingly, users can login into the App., communicate directly with a specialist, and have their cases diagnosed through the App. Hence, the specialist can answer the users' inquiries, provide the needed medical consultation and the necessary medical procedure.




 




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