13 rehab programs introduced

Updated 01 August 2013
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13 rehab programs introduced

The Ministry of Health has embarked on 13 major health projects designed for its rehabilitation programs.
Ali bin Saad Al-Qarni, director general of the Medical Rehabilitation Department at the Ministry, announced Wednesday that the projects are related to physiotherapy and artificial limbs in support of medical rehabilitation services provided to injured patients.
As part of the program, three centers are being built in Hafr Al-Batin, Asir and Al-Qassim. Eight physiotherapy centers are to be constructed in Riyadh, Jeddah, Taif, and Qunfuda and two artificial limb centers in Riyadh and Ahsa.
The ministry has 194 physiotherapy centers, 33 occupational treatment centers, 21 artificial limb centers and seven autism centers.
With costs reaching SR1 billion, Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz Humanitarian City has created a qualitative transition within health care programs for the rehabilitation of the disabled, orthopedic disorders and joints surgery.
The city employs advanced programs for treatment and rehabilitation to international standards.
The center includes a spinal cord accidents rehabilitation program, which provides continuous rehabilitative care for all patients plagued with various sorts of disorders, spinal cord. It concentrates on recovering movement abilities through physical therapy practice, and training them and their families to adapt to the injury.
The center has a rehabilitation program for cerebral palsy and brain injuries due to various accidents, or neurological deviations and growing confusion.


Saudi Red Crescent launches app to use in emergency

The app users can send an urgent distress signal in extreme emergencies to the Red Crescent. (SPA)
Updated 24 min 17 sec ago
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Saudi Red Crescent launches app to use in emergency

  • The App allows ambulance teams to locate users and provides a list of the nearest health facilities
  • The Aseafni app also supports users with special needs — people with impaired hearing or speech

RIYADH: The Saudi Red Crescent Authority has launched the “Aseafni” application to receive emergency service requests through smartphones in six different languages, reported the Saudi Press Agency.
It is part of its efforts to provide the best emergency services across the Kingdom.
The app allows users to report an incident using a smartphone, call an emergency team, request help by sending a distress signal, and view the report’s status and track it.
It also allows ambulance teams to locate users and provides a list of the nearest health facilities, the emergency numbers of other relief agencies, and the option of logging a person’s medical history.
The Aseafni app also supports users with special needs — people with impaired hearing or speech — by allowing them to send distress signals or request an emergency service without having to make a phone call.
The app users can also send an urgent distress signal in extreme emergencies to the Red Crescent and other emergency contacts (family and friends) through the SMS service. AN Riyadh