MOH News
Over 53,606 Emergencies Served by Hail General Hospital
26 April 2018

According to Hail Health Affairs, over the first quarter of this year (2018), Hail General Hospital served more than 53,606 emergencies, 8,632 outpatients, and 13,279 inpatients. Also, it performed 555, major surgeries, 138 minor surgeries, 167 other surgical procedures, 14,778 x-ray examinations, in addition to 241,678 lab tests, added the Affairs.


It is noted that Hail Health Affairs has recently launched the Pulmonary Function Clinic, which is enhanced with Portable Pulmonary Function Test that tests and diagnoses pulmonary functions, diagnoses new infections in certain pulmonary diseases, measures their severity, as well as following up the success of therapy in improving the lung functions and performance.

It is worth mentioning that Hail General Hospital with a 250-bed capacity witnessed during the past period of time some developmental movements in all medical, administrative and constructive aspects, which will positively reflect on the patient’s experience there.

On the other hand, in a qualitative shift, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has recently announced expansion of services of the E-Health «Seha» App, which provides visual medical consultations and allows all citizens anywhere to have face-to-face medical consultations with their doctors across the Kingdom.

MOH seeks to secure more users of the App to enable them more significantly to access visual medical consultations on their smartphones. Also, MOH endeavors to employ cutting-edge technologies to enhance effective communication with service-beneficiaries, and to allow them get the needed specialized medical consultations. The App is designed to enable audio-video communication from 8 a.m. to 12 a.m. during working days, as well as weekends from 4 p.m. to 12 a.m. Accordingly, users can login into the application, communicate directly with a specialist, and have their cases diagnosed through the application. Hence, the specialist answers users' inquiries, then provides the needed medical consultation and the necessary medical procedure. The App. is free and can be downloaded on Google play and the App store.

Notably, MOH has recently launched a number of quality service programs to develop work mechanisms and to boost performance. This will in turn help improve health services provided to citizens and secure their satisfaction.






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