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MOH: Over 2M Beneficiaries of «Takkad» Centers and «Tetamman» Clinics
12 August 2020

The Assistant Minister of Health and MOH spokesman, Dr. Muhammad Al-Abdulaali, revealed that 1,569 new COVID-19 cases were reported in the Kingdom, bringing the total cases to 293,037. These include 32,499 active cases, still receiving medical care. Their health conditions are mostly stable, with the exception of 1,826 critical cases.


Al-Abdulaali made this statement during the COVID-19 briefing held today, Wednesday. He mentioned that the number of new recoveries has amounted to 2,151, bringing the total recoveries to date to 257,269. And 36 new deaths were reported, bringing the total deaths to 3,269. Of the reported cases, 43% are female, 57% are males. Only 5% of the reported cases are older persons, 11% are children, and 84% are adults. And 67,676 new COVID-19 tests have been conducted, bringing the total tests in the Kingdom to 4,001,103 tests. 

He mentioned that «Takkad» Centers and «Tetamman» Clinics have provided their services to more than 2 million beneficiaries so far. He confirmed that the Kingdom is participating in all global efforts to support researches to find a COVID-19 vaccine or treatment. 

 “The work is being carried out continuously by the competent authorities to follow up the latest developments about vaccines, and to provide any vaccine, which gets approved and combines two things: efficacy and safety” he added. 

He said that among those efforts is what has been announced recently about the start of the clinical trials for some of these vaccines.

According to Dr. Al-Abdulaali, anyone who has symptoms or wants an assessment can use the self-assessment service on ‘Mawid’ application, or can visit one of the 237 (Tetamman) clinics devoted by MOH to serving individuals who show COVID-19 symptoms. Citizens who have questions can also inquire or seek advice by calling the 937 Call Center, available 24/7. The call center is now made closer to everyone than ever. Citizens can also benefit from its interactive services through WhatsApp application on the number 920005937. They can have access to health information and updates on COVID-19. The service also provides users with information on blood donation and primary health care centers (PHCs). Besides, it enables them to reserve appointments.






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