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Riyadh Health Affairs General Directorate’s Hospitals Provide Services to Over 4,000 Beneficiaries
29 November 2020

​Riyadh Health Affairs General Directorate said that the number of beneficiaries of the services of virtual clinics in Riyadh region’s hospitals reached 4,964. These clinics represent a continuation of the efforts of Riyadh Health Affairs and all the precautionary measures taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19.​

Furthermore,1633 patients have benefited from the services of the virtual clinics at King Khalid Hospital in Al-Kharj, while 1,600 patients benefited from Wadi Al-Dawasir General Hospital’s services virtually, and Al-Quwayiyah General Hospital provided its services to 907 patients. Moreover, 473 patients have benefited from the services of the clinics of the Maternity and Children Hospital in Al-Kharj, and 239 patients from Al-Artawiyah General Hospital. Additionally, 112 patients have benefited from the virtual services of Hotat Bani Tamim General Hospital.

Furthermore, the medical services provided to beneficiaries came from various clinics, including surgery, pediatric, women and childbirth, internal medicine, and orthopedics clinics, to ensure that a distinguished level of services is provided to beneficiaries.

Noteworthy, virtual clinics are real clinics where doctors in hospitals look at a patient's file and communicates with them via video calls at their home. Patients can get diagnoses and receive a follow-up without the need to go to the hospital. This system includes the patient calling the numbers specified for each hospital, booking an appointment, and then receiving a message on WhatsApp with the date and time of the appointment, along with some necessary technical instructions. 

On the appointment, the doctor and patient communicate using Google Duo video calls. Medications, if prescribed by the doctor, are sent to the patient’s home after the appointment. In cases where patients need x-rays or other tests, they get notified by the doctor of the exact date and time of their tests. 

Last Update : 19 December 2020 06:46 PM
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