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Al-Qunfudhah Health Affairs: Over Million Patients Served by Healthcare Centers
03 January 2018
According to Al-Qunfudhah Health Affairs, over the past year, 43 healthcare centers provided their therapeutic and preventive services to 1,215,024 patients, with 869,971 at outpatient clinics, 149,475 at chronic diseases clinics, 16,035 at counseling clinics, 8,280 at maternity clinics, 59,094 at dental clinics, 53,012 at child care clinics, and 29,175 patients at elderly care clinics. Also, the centers performed 29,280 lab tests and 696 x-ray examinations.

It is worth mentioning that four healthcare centers in Al-Qunfudhah have obtained the accreditation of the Saudi Central Board for Accreditation of Health Institutions (CBAHI), after meeting the required accreditation standards. These centers are Ahad bin Zaid, Aniker, Al-Shaab, and Duqah II Healthcare Centers.

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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