MoH launches 46 projects to improve work performance

Updated 10 August 2013
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MoH launches 46 projects to improve work performance

The Ministry of Health (MoH) has launched 46 projects aimed to improve performances at different health facilities.
A key project will establish a panel to review certificates of doctors to ensure that no physician is allowed to practice work falling outside their abilities or specialization in all hospitals and medical centers.
The projects include establishing an electronic critical error tracking program in hospitals to track errors in hospitals and dispatch them to ministry officials immediately through an e-system. The system determines discrepancies and suggest solutions to avoid reccurrence.
Another program is aimed to monitor productivity of medical staff with consultants and medical practitioners registering their operations and studies to be used as a yardstick to appraise their performance based on productivity.
Another program will establish an effective bed management program to properly exploit beds in medical centers. Bed rotation has increased by 20 percent during the past four years.
The projects stressed on the one-day surgery program where the rate of surgery has increased from 2 percent to 38 percent in most hospitals to reach 135,000 operations.
Other areas include the introduction of programs aimed to rectify performance at medical records and ICU for newborn units in collaboration with Minnesota University in the United States.
The programs included the purchase of 1,200 advanced ambulances, expansion of home medicine program which is currently serving 25,000 citizens at home, and purchase of private sector’s services in cases of intensive care for adults, children and newborns where some SR 718 million was spent on this program last year.
In unrelated developments, 50 hospitals have passed local certification program while another 40 hospitals are currently under certification. Thirteen hospitals were technically certified by the American Hospitals Authority (AHA) and another 22 hospitals are subject to such certification.
The improvement programs covered the selection of 2,323 visiting consultants to work in remote areas as the number of scholarship employees inside and outside the Kingdom increased by 150 percent to 2,900 compared to last year’s figures.
The ministry is preparing to sign agreements with private hospitals to purchase services on inpatient critical conditions and dialysis. The Ministry is also preparing other training programs on how to deal with patients and visitors and hospital management and application of quality control in these facilities, the report said.
The ministry has signed deals with global firms for transfer technologies such as blood plasma analysis, manufacture of vaccines, radiotherapy for tumor patients and improvement of performance in baby delivery rooms in cooperation with Minnesota University.
The ministry also plans to introduce a training program for emergency doctors in cooperation with King Fahad Medical City (KFMC), enter into contract with the American College of Surgeons (ACS) on how to use results of surgical operations in the US hospitals compared to their peers in the Kingdom.
The ministry will also work out an agreement with Canadian hospitals networks (CHN) for serving the newborns in the Canadian hospitals compared to their equivalents in the Kingdom.


Around 3 million arrested for residency, labor violations in KSA

405,806 were transferred to their respective diplomatic missions to obtain travel documents. (SPA)
Updated 21 April 2019
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Around 3 million arrested for residency, labor violations in KSA

  • 1,227 Saudi citizens were arrested for harboring the violators against local laws, of which 50 are being detained, pending the completion of procedures

RIYADH: Nearly 3 million violators of residency, work and border security systems have been arrested in a year-long roundup, according to an official report.
Since the campaign began in November 2017, there have been 2,987,317 offenders, including 2,328,031 for violating residency regulations, 458,591 for labor violations and 200,695 for border violations, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
The report said that 50,388 people were arrested while trying to cross the border into the Kingdom, 50 percent of whom were Yemeni citizens, 47 percent were Ethiopians and 3 percent were of other nationalities.
2,135 people were arrested for trying to cross the border into neighboring countries and 3,697 were arrested for involvement in transporting and harboring those violators. 1,227 Saudi citizens were arrested for harboring the violators against local laws, of which 50 are being detained, pending the completion of procedures.
Immediate penalties were imposed against 443,210 offenders; 405,806 were transferred to their respective diplomatic missions to obtain travel documents; 507,042 were transferred to complete their travel reservations; and 750,504 were deported.