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Taima General Hospital: 4,073 Visits by Home Medicine Program Last Year
23 November 2017
According to Tabuk Health Affairs, over the past year, the Home Medicine Program (HMP) of Taima General Hospital paid 4,073 visits to 56 beneficiaries, including elderly people and patients with strokes, chronic respiratory problems, psycho-neurological, urinary and chronic diseases such as hypertension, diabetes and geriatric illnesses.

“The program is designed to help patients recover their health and to provide them with healthcare services at their homes; to enhance their sense of safety, comfort and support, while receiving healthcare among their families without having to visit a hospital or a health center. It also meets each patient’s health needs, in terms of physical, psychological and social aspects,” added Tabuk Health Affairs.

On the other hand, through a qualitative shift to reach all segments of target audience, MOH has recently launched the first-of-its-kind maternity and children clinic in trade complexes - namely in Hayat Mall, Riyadh. This initiative is designed to activate community's engagement and collaboration with MOH, to make services available in public places, in addition to providing consultations and awareness-raising activities to outpatients.

The new clinic features triage checkups, early screening of diseases including breast cancer, colon cancer, osteoporosis and hypertension. The clinic also conducts clinical tests, refers cases for further follow-up to reference bodies, boosts having healthy and balanced food, motivates breastfeeding, raises women's awareness, provides consultations, ensures natural child growth, refers children to concerned bodies if needed, stresses the importance of balanced food for children based on their age groups, in addition to educating visitors on the vital role of exercising and health enhancement.



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