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PACS Launched at Prince Abdulaziz bin Musaed Hospital- Arar
04 March 2018

​Northern Borders Health Affairs launched PACS (picture archiving and communication) at Prince Abdulaziz bin Musaed Hospital- Arar. It enables doctors to quickly receive and review images electronically at all hospital's departments. This comes as part of the developmental works being implemented in the hospital in an endeavor to improve its services to secure patient satisfaction. PACS is the latest development in radiology technology. Its features include saving the images for many years and reducing usage of traditional films.  

It is noteworthy that the Affairs provides its health services through 11 hospitals with a capacity of 1,410 beds, as well as 48 healthcare centers.
On the other hand, MoH has launched the second season of Awareness Award “Wa3i” targeting participation of all GCC populations. With this Award, MoH seeks to promote the community’s health awareness, capitalize on the potential of youths and boost partnership between the community and all awareness stakeholders across the Kingdom and the GCC states.

The Award allows individuals to participate in any of its five different categories, including: Short awareness film, infographic design, motion graphic design, photography, and Snape Chat. Winner will receive cash prizes starting with SR 150,000 for short film winners. As well, both public and private schools in the Kingdom can participate through a short film on any health topic. So, the first winner school will receive a cash prize of SR 100,000.

To get more information on terms, conditions and Award standards, please visit the Award portal:, where all participations will be received. Kindly note that participations Award will be received until Saturday, April 7th, 2018 (corresponding to Rajab 21st, 1439H).

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