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Riyadh Health Affairs: 352 Private Health Institutions Closed in 1438H.
18 December 2017
According to Riyadh Health Affairs, over the past year (1438H.), 352 private health institutions, including a number of medical complexes and polyclinics, have been closed due to their violation of the Private Health Institutions Law.

“Furthermore, 372 violations have been recorded against a number of private health institutions. The cases have been referred to the Medical Violations Committee, which issued 232 decisions. These violations and closure decisions have been issued after conducting 2,286 inspection visits”, added the Affairs. 


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. Then, 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, and provide the needed medical consultation and the necessary medical procedure.


 
 



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