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MOH: 43,000+ Calls Received and 23,000 Medical Consultations Provided by 937-Service Center Last Week
12 April 2018

According to the Ministry of Health (MOH), over the past week, the 937-Service Center handled 4,030 notifications, including 57 hospital transfer requests. “The Center also provided 23,174 medical consultations, and received 43,719 incoming calls, including 13,207 inquiries and 653 requests for smoking cessation treatment”, added MOH.

The Center provides a range of distinctive services, including inquiries about MOH’s services, outgoing and incoming transactions, health services, medical consultations, and hospital transfer requests based on the medical need, in addition to complaints against public and private health facilities. Also, the center receives all patients’ health-related calls, all complaints 24/7, and refers them to the concerned departments at MOH or its branches, as well as all emergency calls; thus, serving as a listening ear for patients to identify their needs and requirements and to meet them.

It is worth mentioning that the 937-Service Center is one of the most important MOH’s initiatives. It aims to provide medical services through its toll-free number, which can be accessed throughout the Kingdom. The center operates based on listening, response, implementation, and analysis.  The performance of regional Health Affairs is evaluated by closing citizens' reports and their satisfaction with the services provided. This assessment is published weekly and directly supervised by the Minister of Health.

Last Update : 22 April 2018 11:51 AM
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