Saudi health ministry’s 937 Service Center gets over 160k calls in one week

The 937 Service Center is one of the ministry’s key initiatives and aims to provide medical services. (Shutterstock)
Updated 19 February 2019
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Saudi health ministry’s 937 Service Center gets over 160k calls in one week

  • The 937 Service Center is one of the ministry’s key initiatives and aims to provide medical services through its toll-free number to international standards

JEDDAH: The Saudi Ministry of Health’s 937 Service Center received 160,845 calls from throughout the Kingdom last week, officials reported on Sunday.
According to the ministry, these calls included 42,737 medical consultations, 10,775 complaints, 235 transfer requests from one hospital to another, 44,641 inquiries, and 62,457 appointment requests.
The 937 Service Center provides a range of services, including the ministry’s updates, health services, emergency calls, medical consultation, hospital transfer requests, and complaints about public and private health facilities in the Kingdom.
The 937 Service Center is one of the ministry’s key initiatives and aims to provide medical services through its toll-free number to international standards. Boosting the health care services in the Kingdom is an integral part of Vision 2030.


Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center launches “Kingdom of Energy” podcast

Updated 24 May 2019
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Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center launches “Kingdom of Energy” podcast

  • The program targets decision makers, specialists and workers in the energy sectors

RIYADH: The King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC) has inaugurated a podcast program, titled “Kingdom of Energy”, through which specialized researchers can talk about energy economics, policies, techniques and related environmental issues.

The podcast is an opportunity for people interested in the field of energy to listen to the opinions of specialists in the field, including workers or partners of the center, whether local or international cadres.

The program targets decision makers, specialists and workers in the energy sectors through a new platform on the center’s website, allowing visitors to listen to podcast episodes.

The program is working on producing “Kingdom of Energy” episodes on a regular basis. The first episode is now available on the website in English, and another series is to be produced in Arabic.

KAPSARC is a non-profit research center that conducts independent research into global energy economics, policies, techniques and related environmental studies. The center seeks to find solutions for the most-effective and productive use of energy to promote economic and social growth locally, regionally and internationally.