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Saudi Health Minister promises doctors and insurance coverage for every citizen

The Minister of Health, Dr Tawfiq Al-Rabiah, said that every citizen would have a specialist doctor to follow up on his and his family, and health clinics will give insurance coverage.

The announcement came during a dialogue session entitled Vision 2030 creates future opportunities held by the committees of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 realization program in Riyadh to discuss the 2030 vision over the past five years and the upcoming achievements, challenges, and features of the next phase.

Regarding the achievements made in the health sector, the minister said, “People used to struggle in 2015 to get an appointment, but now any citizen can get an appointment by applying through Mawed or Sehaty, and go to his appointment within three or four days”.

He pointed out that many services are provided remotely, including the 937 Call Center service, in which the number of daily calls reaches more than 140,000 people.

Regarding the pandemic, he said: “We have seen how people take examination appointments electronically through examination centres daily. We work on more than 30,000 appointments through the Health app, and the results are electronically sent to more than 60,000 per day.”

Registration for vaccines

The minister said that every day about 200,000 people register to take appointments for the vaccination service, record them, and see the results and certificate of vaccinations through the My Health app.

Insurance coverage

He stated that the health transformation program is based on developing health services for all. Those working in the private sector obtain health insurance covered through the private sector; the rest of citizens, whether through government employees or others.

Every citizen will be associated with a health gathering with full responsibility for implementing the citizen’s health service with accessible communication to ensure that people remain in good health.