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Hafr Al-Batin: 12,000 Home Medical Visits Conducted in 2020
16 February 2021

According to Hafr Al-Batin Health, over the past year (2020), the Home Healthcare Program through eight medical staff in hospitals has conducted 12,000 home visits. “Since the outbreak of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Medication Home Delivery Service has benefited 25,000 patients”, stated the Affairs.

It is noteworthy that the Ministry of Health (MOH) provides the home medicine program services through qualified medical teams at several hospitals and medical cities across the Kingdom. The services are provided to patients with the engagement of their families as per approved standards.

Moreover, the health services provided by the home medicine program include comprehensive medical and nursing care, following-up bed-ridden patients and the elderly and their chronic diseases, such as: high blood pressure, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, respiratory problems, injury care, bedsore, tubes, catheters, intravenous therapy, palliative care, and care for patients with psychiatric and neurological diseases, in addition to providing physical therapy service, respiratory therapy, clinical nutrition, and social services. The other main services include health education for patients and their families. They are not restricted to health, psychological and social services only. They also include the provision of medical supplies and devices and medicines needed by the patients.  

Last Update : 16 February 2021 02:18 PM
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