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Cochlear Implant Center Inaugurated at King Abdulaziz Specialist Hospital- Al-Jouf
21 December 2017
According to Al-Jouf Health Affairs, a cochlear implant center was inaugurated at King Abdulaziz Specialist Hospital. The center, which features an audiology speech unit, receives patients from all over the northern areas. The unit brings together trained staff to rehabilitate patients before and after implantation. Thank Allah the center has successfully conducted 18 surgeries, some of them for children, and around 20 patients are scheduled on the waiting list.

On the other hand, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has recently launched the (e-health) App. 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 provide them with the needed specialized medical consultations.

According to MOH, the first stage of the new App. will cover the Northern Borders, Asir, Tabuk, Jazan, Najran and Al-Jouf Health Affairs. The, the App will be used across the Kingdom, Allah Willing.

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





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