Saudi Arabia’s 937 Service Center received 80,007 calls last week

The 937 Service Center provides a range of services. (Shutterstock)
Updated 15 October 2018

Saudi Arabia’s 937 Service Center received 80,007 calls last week

  • These calls included 32,344 medical consultations and 6,834 complaints

RIYADH: The 937 Service Center received 80,007 calls last week, Saudi Health Ministry said on Sunday.

These calls included 32,344 medical consultations, 6,834 complaints, 148 transfer requests from one hospital to another, and 18,233 inquiries, in addition to 18,803 appointment requests, the ministry said.

The 937 Service Center provides a range of services, including the ministry’s updates, emergency calls, incoming and outgoing transactions, medical consultations, hospital transfer requests, as well as complaints about public and private health facilities in the Kingdom.  It aims to provide medical services through its toll-free number. The center monitors patients’ notifications, settles their cases, and follows up their health status according to international standards. 

Separately, Health Minister Tawfiq Al-Rabiah inaugurated the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference and exhibition in Riyadh recently.  The event aimed to raise awareness about the importance of e-health care. 


Saudi delegation attends opening of Europe’s largest mosque

Updated 23 August 2019

Saudi delegation attends opening of Europe’s largest mosque

  • Chechen president hails Kingdom’s support for Islamic unity, moderation
  • Muslim World League (MWL) Secretary-General Dr. Mohammed bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa delivered the Friday sermon

GROZNY: The minister of Islamic affairs, call and guidance headed the Saudi delegation to the opening of what Chechen authorities said is the largest mosque in Europe on Friday.
Upon his arrival at Grozny International Airport, Sheikh Dr. Abdullatif Al-Asheikh said the construction of the Fakhr Al-Muslimeen Mosque is a source of happiness.
The marble-decorated mosque has capacity for more than 30,000 people and has been described by the Chechen authorities as the “largest and most beautiful” mosque in Europe.
The opening was held under the patronage of Chechen President Ramzan Akhmadovich Kadyrov, with the participation of Islamic delegations from a number of countries.
Al-Asheikh was received by Salah Mezhiev, advisor to Kadyrov and Chechnya’s supreme mufti, as well as other officials. Al-Asheikh said Saudi Arabia works hard to spread moderation throughout the Islamic world.
Muslim World League (MWL) Secretary-General Dr. Mohammed bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa delivered the first Friday sermon to be given in the mosque at the request of President Kadyrov.
Kadyrov welcomed the Saudi delegation and congratulated the Kingdom’s leadership on the success of this year’s Hajj season.
He hailed Saudi support for Islamic unity, spreading moderation and combating all forms of violence, extremism and terrorism.
The secretary-general of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Dr. Yousef bin Ahmed Al-Othaimeen, also attended the opening of the mosque.
The mosque's grounds, planted with flowers and sprinkled with fountains, can host an additional 70,000 worshippers, local authorities said.