As lung and heart patients are the most critical ones and they need doctors sooner. It is decided to make a single toll-free number on which you can call in the case of emergency regarding the patients of Heart and Lungs. So, there won’t be any kind of delay in serving the public.
Who made this Vital Decision?
The approval was made by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz that,
A joint number must be issued in Saudi Arabia for immediate assistance to heart and lung patients. All public and private hospitals in the country will provide treatment to critically ill heart and lung patients on an emergency basis.
It’s not the First Time for King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz
King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz has approved several resolutions of the Health Council. He also approved the National Transformation Program which was formulated for the betterment in the providing health and safety serves.
According to the Saudi News Agency (SPA)
The Secretary General of the Health Council, said that the Health Council had sent several resolutions to the Royal House for approval. A national plan has been formulated to provide health and safety and quality services to patients in the health sector. This plan is designed with the goals of the National Transformation Program 2020 in mind.
According to Dr. Al-Azmi
Al-Azmi said that according to the new national health program, a culture of quality treatment will be introduced in all health institutions. New rules and regulations will be enacted to ensure higher patient health and safety arrangements.
Is the Number Decided?
He clarified that joint contact number 2222 has been issued for immediate contact for the treatment of critically ill heart and lung patients. This number will be effective in all public and private hospitals across the country.
There would be an Open File on Emergencies
The Secretary-General of the Health Council said that all health centers treating dangerous leukemia in all health institutions have been included in the ‘rehabilitation’ program. Under this, the case will be transferred to any health institution on an emergency basis. All health facilities will cooperate with patients in this regard and open the file on an emergency basis. This will be implemented by the Ministry of Health.
The decision was made in view of the need of blood cancer patients who need treatment in specialist centers of hospitals in critical conditions.
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