MOH News
The MOH Recruits More Than 22 Thousand People in Service of the Hajj Performers
15 October 2013
The number of the workforce of the MOH staff participated in this year Hajj season, in Makkah and Madinah, reached 22665. Meanwhile, Mr. Saud Al-Rafai'ah, head of the Workforce, Follow-up, Auditing, and Stockpile Monitoring Committee of the Ministry of Health (MOH), pointed out that out of the 22665-person work force, the proportion of Saudis constitutes 71%, of which there are 5970 in Madinah.
 
They include a team made up of 550 physicians of rare specialties: cardiac, kidney, and endoscopic surgery. Also, the number of the consulting physicians of the program amounts to 744; the Saudis make up 58%, and the specialist physicians reach 892; the Saudis account for 26%; interns are 2508; 24% out of them are Saudis. On the other hand, nursing staff stand at 6775, the Saudis account for 61%; technical staff are as many as 4185, the Saudis take up 84%; pharmaceutical staff amounted to 1052, the Saudis constitute 91%.
 
Further, the laboratory technicians reach 822, the Saudis take up 87%; nutrition staff stand at 117, 99% out of them are Saudis; administrative staff are 4353, the Saudis constitute 98%; and the cooperative staff reach1217, the Saudis take up 96%.

Within the same vein, he went on to add that the Committee is mainly concerned with three main matters during the Hajj season; the first one, preparing the Hajj workforce program and supervising its implementation, which continues all year round.
 
Thus, when the Hajj season finishes, the process of reviewing and analyzing the reports and notes reached the Committee from the directors of the health facilities, and what was made in terms of notes and recommendations from the medical supervision committees starts. This is with aim of drawing on them in the next year's program; meaning that preparation is early made for the workforce, instrumental in operating the entire health facilities in terms of hospitals and health centers assigned for serving the Hajj performers, as well as air, land, and sea monitoring centers in all the Kingdom's ports.
The second one, part of the responsibilities which the Workforce, Follow-up, Auditing, and Stockpile Monitoring Committee is concerned with, is the follow-up and internal auditing teams, in charge of following up the staff attendance ,making sure of regularly attending their shifts, as well as starting work in the places designated for them according to the program.
 
They further are to keep close eye on putting into effect the operation, maintenance, and housing contracts, and ensuring that all the contracted bodies adhere to its contractual obligations in line with the approved standards.
 
They also are to work on the readiness of the health facilities in terms of medical supply equipment and as well as ensuring there is no shortage to that effect. It is added in the stockpile monitoring team including a number of specialists on medications and medical supplies.
 
They are solely tasked with making exhaustive inventory at the start of the health facilities equipping, and comparing what was redeemed from the main and branch warehouses for the health facilities to what already exists in these facilities.
 
Then, inventorying the contents of these facilities in terms of   medications and medical equipment after the Hajj season finishes; in order to compare what was redeemed for each health facility to what was redeemed at the start of operating.
 
This aims at pinpointing the remained surplus items, supervising its packaging and inventorying, then returning it to the main warehouses.

He concluded saying that the third one this Committee is in charge of is directly coordinating and cooperating with the monitoring bodies and providing them with all the information and documents helping them perform its work in a transparent, clear way.
 



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