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MOH: Over 85,000 Patients Served by Mobile Clinics
26 September 2019

​​According to the Ministry of Health (MOH), during the first half of 2019, its mobile clinics (10 clinics) served more than 85,000 patients. The mobile clinics were launched by MOH as a part of the initiative of reforming and restructuring the primary healthcare.​

The clinics provide primary healthcare services such as: disease detection, follow-up of chronic diseases, dental health, healthy child follow-up and vaccinations. In addition to health education, the clinics also provide support services such as: radiology (x-ray and ultrasound), laboratory, internal medicine clinic, dental clinic, triage station and healthy child clinic. It is to be mentioned that the mobile clinics have become one of the most effective new methods to deal with the challenges of ever-changing healthy needs, with the aim of reaching the peripheral communities far from health facilities. 

There are 16 specialized consulting clinics at the health centers, providing family medicine and major medical specialties including internal medicine, general surgery, obstetrics and gynecology and mental care, prior to referral to hospitals. For patients' convenience, the clinics feature specialized physician to alleviate the burden of going to hospitals. Also, the clinics aim to give out appointment in a short time, to reduce congestions in hospitals, as well as raising the centers' efficiency in order to achieve the beneficiary's aspirations and improve training, adds MOH. 

It is noteworthy that MOH has recently launched a number of initiatives to develop the primary healthcare centers and improve the quality of their services in line with the Saudi Vision 2030. MOH closely monitors all complaints and suggestions through the (937) cervices center and follows up projects' progress with scientific methodology and performance indicators that are periodically evaluated by its senior officials.   

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