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(Najran Affairs): King Khaled Hospital Uses «Robot Doctor» in Operating Rooms
08 February 2018

​Najran Health Affairs has launched operations using «Robot Doctor» in the urology department of King Khaled Hospital. This qualitative shift reflects the developed health services provided to patients in the region. Supervised by an elite of consultants, this cutting-edge technology is the most frequently used by the urology department to handle sophisticated cases, including total or partial resection of kidney tumors, total removal of prostate, resection of adrenal gland, as well as handling big kidney and urethral stones which cannot be removed through laparoscope. As well, this technology is used to treat Pelvi-Ureteric junction obstruction (PUJO), bladder and urethral transplant,female urinary incontinence, various categories of  uterine prolapse, congenital and acquired bladder defects; such as: cysts, urethral transplant in the bladder and immobilizing migrant kidney. The Robot Doctor is a precise and high quality technology used for surgical procedures. It saves time and effort, alleviates pains and sufferings resulting from conventional surgical intervention, and reduces patient's hospitalization period.

On the other hand, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has launched the Business Call Center (phone no. 920018090) as a continuous endeavor towards achieving the objectives of the Saudi 2030 Visions; to secure a favorable investment environment through providing optimal services, and to save time and efforts via a flexible mechanism to serve the business sector. The new center comes within MOH's strategic plan, which will greatly contribute to facilitating processes, enhancing the business sector's role in development. "This step is in line with the health system's initiatives under the 2020 National Transformation Program, where partnership with the private sector is a key pillar. Also, the Center will help boost efficient usability and enhance competitiveness. This initiative seeks to increase the private sector's contribution to health care financing.", stresses MOH.

Likewise, the new Center reflects a cutting-edge approach towards business customer care within the private health sector. The Center will provide a suite of services, including: (receiving request to the Ministry, follow up of financial benefits, receiving complaints and inquiries on medical licenses and private health facilities' commitments, any feedback on MOH's performance, and providing information on investment in private health sector.)

In so doing, the Center is designed to boost  satisfaction of both investors and clients of the private health sector. It also aims to streamline business processes at the Ministry, to boost investment, to promote private health facilities' efficiency, to foster trust between MOH and beneficiaries, to secure ongoing communication to create a healthy relation based on partnership, to improve MOH's responsiveness to provide timely assistance.

"Feedback will be received by the Business Call Center during official working hours from 08:00 a.m. to 04:00 p.m. 7 days a week.", MOH adds. the Center serves suppliers of medicines and medical appliances, owners of private health facilities, small and medium health facilities, public contributors to the health sector, national and foreign investors, national health manufacturers, and Service Procurement Program hospitals. The Center also provides its services to suppliers outside the health sector.




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