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​Riyadh: Over 15 Million Patients Served by Emergency Departments and Outpatient Clinics in 1438H.
24 December 2017
According to recent statistics by Riyadh Health Affairs, over the past year (1438H.), Riyadh hospitals received 15,923,304 patients at emergency departments and outpatient clinics (9,071,777 at emergency departments and 6,912,890 outpatient clinics), and conducted 261,997 surgeries.

“The hospitals also received 9,909,398 emergencies, poisoning, and non-accident and injury-related cases, and performed 66.101 surgeries at the One-Day Surgery Center and 1,958.96 operations at other departments”, 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. 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, and provide the needed medical consultation and the necessary medical procedure.


 



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