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Madinah Health Affairs: Over 30,000 Tests Performed at Regional Laboratory Since Early 2017
21 December 2017
According to a statistical data disseminated by Madinah Health Affairs, since early 2017, the Regional Laboratory, which serves the health facilities in Madinah, Tabuk, Al-Jouf, Hail, and the Northern Borders, has performed more than 300,000 tests, including 52,392 hormone, 33,539 serum, 1,020 flow cytometry, 1,349 therapeutic drug monitoring (TMD), in addition to 385 blood donors screenings. “Also, the blood donation campaigns of the Central Blood Bank have received 35,600 donors”, the statistics revealed.
 
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, and provide the needed medical consultation and the necessary medical procedure.




 



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