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Najran Affairs: (Towards a Pure Society) Campaign Concluded
20 December 2017
Najran Health Affairs has concluded the (Towards a Pure Society) campaign launched across the region on Safar 16th, 1439H., to take all preventive and therapeutic measures possible to reduce smoking and tobacco use, to protect future generations of their risks, and to control tobacco effects on smokers and non-smokers. The campaign featured a mobile exhibition and presentations on smoking risks, prevention and treatment modalities.

This campaign falls within the strategic action plan for smoking control across the Kingdom. It also seeks to achieve the highest performance indicators for events organized by MOH's Assistant Agency for Public Health, which have secured high response rates and effective engagement. The campaign targeted school, institutes, college and university students. "During this campaign, 58 educational facilities have been visited, with 6,017 beneficiaries. Also, 132 individuals from 5 schools visited the campaign's permanent exhibition. In the same vein, smoking cessation clinics fall under MOH's smoking control program; providing free-of-charge integrated awareness services, medical consultations and therapeutic services to male and female smokers to help them quit smoking.", added the Affairs. 

Such clinics feature a women-specific section to ensure their privacy and confidentiality. This section is enhanced by a female medical team offering free-of-charge integrated services to help women quit smoking.

The clinic also features a communication center to contact outpatients regularly, monitor their progress and guide them how to get and complete the therapeutic program. All individuals wishing to quite smoking can have an appointment via the (937) call center, and get information on the clinics' locations across the Kingdom to benefit from their preventive and therapeutic services.

The Ministry of Health (MOH) has launched today the (e-health) application to facilitate access to visual medical consultations on smartphones. In so doing, MOH seeks to employ cutting-edge technologies to enhance effective communication with service-beneficiaries, and to allow them get the needed specialized medical consultations.

According to MOH, the first stage of using the new App. will cover Northern Borders, Asir, Tabuk, Jazan, Najran and Al-Jouf Health Affairs.

The App. is designed to enable audio-video communication from 9 a.m. to 12 a.m. during working days, as well as weekends from 1 p.m. to 12 a.m. Accordingly, users can login into the application, communicate directly with a specialist, and have their cases diagnosed through the application. Hence, the specialist answers users' inquiries, provide the needed medical consultation and the necessary medical procedure.


 



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