Saudi Arabia launches first “Virtual Hospital” in the Middle East

Saudi Arabia inaugurated on Monday the “Virtual Health Hospital”, the first of its kind in the region and the Middle East, which provides services of a specific quality.

During the inauguration, the Saudi Minister of Health, Fahd bin Abdul Rahman Al-Jalajil, confirmed that “the inauguration of the virtual Seha Hospital comes in line with achieving the goals of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.”

He pointed out that this important national project is one of the priority initiatives in the health sector transformation program that serves the vision, enhances virtual medicine applications in health authorities, and provides the best virtual health services in the service of citizens.

Minister Fahd bin Abdul Rahman Al-Jalajil said: “This hospital is an example of harnessing the latest virtual healthcare technologies qualitatively to facilitate access to specialized services”.

This project accommodates about 500,000 beneficiaries per year, provides 34 sub-specialties, it will make it easier for the citizen to obtain consultations and come up with solutions that enrich him from the hardship of moving to the hospital, through his communication with doctors remotely, in addition to transferring experiences between doctors and specialists, and making it available.

Muhammad Al-Abdali, Assistant Minister of Health for Treatment Services, indicated “this hospital is the first of the kind in the region and the Middle East that provides this type of services,”.

The hospital aims to “use the latest treatment technologies, expand the employment and investment of medical robots, to save time and effort to ease the hardship of travel and transportation, and for critical cases that require specialized, accurate and quick consultations while facilitating the provision of health services at home.

The virtual hospital also contributes to transferring expertise to newly graduated doctors to raise efficiency, enhance medical services and provide access to them throughout the Kingdom.

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