Saudi Health Ministry: 937 Service Center receives over 172k calls

The service center aims to provide medical services through its toll-free number. (Shutterstock)
Updated 27 March 2019
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Saudi Health Ministry: 937 Service Center receives over 172k calls

  • It aims to provide medical services through its toll-free number, which can be reached from all over Saudi Arabia

RIYADH: The 937 Service Center received 172,402 calls last week, Saudi Health Ministry said on Monday.
These calls included 11,151 complaints, 59,040 appointment requests, 192 hospital transfer requests, 42,343 medical consultations, and 59,676 inquiries, the ministry said.
The 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 is one of the most important initiatives launched by the Ministry of Health. It aims to provide medical services through its toll-free number, which can be reached from all over the Kingdom.


Arab coalition preventing Houthis from threatening navigation

Updated 22 July 2019
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Arab coalition preventing Houthis from threatening navigation

  • 16 permits have been issued to secure the passage of ships heading to the port of Hodeidah
  • Al-Maliki: Houthi militia continues to obstruct the arrival of humanitarian aid and violates international humanitarian law

RIYADH: The Arab coalition fighting to restore the legitimate government in Yemen said on Monday it is continuing its duty to prevent the Iranian-backed Houthi militia from threatening international shipping.
However, speaking at a weekly press conference in Riyadh, spokesperson Col. Turki Al-Maliki also said the threat of international navigation is the responsibility of the international community
Col. Al-Maliki added that 16 permits have been issued to secure the passage of ships heading to the port of Hodeidah.
He also said that the Houthi militia continues to obstruct the arrival of humanitarian aid and violates international humanitarian law by targeting civilians and civilian sites, which have escalated to war crimes.
“The coalition is protecting the Yemeni citizens at the request of the legitimate government in Yemen and we will continue to provide assistance to the Yemeni people,” Al-Maliki added.
He also shed light on the coalition’s attacks on legitimate military targets in the capital Sanaa, which is under the control of the terrorist militia.