MOH News
Najran Affairs: Over 300,000 Outpatients Served in the First Quarter of this Year
28 December 2017
According to Najran Health Affairs, the region's hospitals' emergency departments and outpatient clinics received about 302,765 beneficiaries of both therapeutic and consulting services in the first quarter of 1439H.

In the same vein, 3,254 successful surgeries were done, including life-saving, rare cardiac, neurosurgeries, spinal and one-day surgeries. Also, over the same period, 2,815 births cases were conducted.

In this regard, Najran Affairs stresses that both the available cutting-edge operating rooms and performance improvement programs have effectively boosted offering top-quality health and therapeutics services by reducing waiting times in outpatient clinics and surgery appointments. Patients also have capitalized on the radiological, lab, pharmaceutical services, as well as the region's specialized centers.

It is worth noting that the Ministry of Health has launched a number of awareness tweets on oral and dental health, in addition to a survey on the same theme to engage target audience on when to brush the child's teeth. MOH launches such awareness activities as part of its continued efforts to ensure safety and health of all individuals, to enhance health awareness, and to instill healthy lifestyles and dietary patterns.

The Ministry of Health (MOH) has launched recently 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. Then, the App. will be used across the Kingdom, by Allah's Leave.

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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