MOH News
Al-Oqaila Center Continues Serving Outpatients
15 March 2018

According to Al-Qurayyat Health Affairs, Al-Oqaila Health Center-Al-Jouf continues providing its therapeutic and preventive services to outpatients of North and South Al-Oqaila, Da’busiyah and east international road. The center serves all community groups, including children, adults and seniors. It provides all medical specialties, including maternal and child health, immunizations, family medicine, communicable and non-communicable diseases, oral and dental health, environmental health, pharmacy and emergency.

Earlie, Al-Oqaila obtained CBAHI accreditation after meeting patient safety and quality standards in primary healthcare. This accreditation is a qualitative shift for the province’s health sector.

On the other hand, in its 2017 achievements report, MoH added 65 new healthcare centers, making all health centers across the Kingdom into 2,390 instead of 2,325. These centers have helped provide facility-based health services to over 300 thousand citizens. These centers have been enhanced with necessary manpower, appliances and medical supplies. Also, new 39 centers are designated to operate for longer hours up to 11:00pm. In so doing, 204 centers so far operate up to 11:00pm instead of 165 centers before. MoH seeks to provide comprehensive coverage across the Kingdom, to reduce congestion and to meet the beneficiaries’ needs. Hence, more manpower (highly trained doctors) have been supplied, in addition to training the existing medical and administrative staff and providing security services in all centers on duty.

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