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Jazan Health Affairs: Over 2,000 Patients Saved by «Ehalati» Last year
18 September 2019

​According to Jazan Health Affairs, during last year, the Medical Referral Program «Ehalati» has successfully saved the lives of 2,075 patients, 1,190 of them at King Fahad Central Hospital or about 57.35% of the total cases. ​

The Ministry of Health (MOH) has launched «Ehalati» to facilitate the procedures of referring patients between hospitals of the region or between the health affairs directorates across the Kingdom. This referral process is electronically done at the different health levels (primary, secondary, specialized, or reference), based on the medical decision; either due to the lack of medical service or a bed for the patient. Also, the patient is referred according to his/her medical status upon arrival at the hospital. 

The Program features three referral types; life-saving cases (who are immediately admitted based on the nearest location and the availability of the required medical service), emergency cases (for whom the appropriate action is taken within 12 hours at maximum), in addition to inpatient cases (who are handled within 24 hours). The program also provides the logistic and coordinated needs for referring the patient between health facilities. 






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