937 health service receives more than 142k calls in a week in Saudi Arabia

The 937 Service Center provides a range of services. (SPA)
Updated 15 May 2019
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937 health service receives more than 142k calls in a week in Saudi Arabia

  • Boosting health care services in the Kingdom is an integral part of the country’s Vision 2030 reform plan

RIYADH: The Ministry of Health’s 937 Service Center received 142,310 calls from throughout the Kingdom last week, officials reported.
According to the ministry, these included 41,895 appointments with primary health care centers, 9,686 reports, 294 transfer requests between hospitals, 37,331 medical consultations, and 53,104 inquiries.
The 937 Service Center provides a range of services, including ministry updates, health services, emergency calls, medical consultations, hospital transfer requests and complaints handling.
The center is considered as one of the ministry’s key initiatives and aims to provide medical services to international standards through its toll-free number. Boosting health care services in the Kingdom is an integral part of the country’s Vision 2030 reform plan.


Houthis targetted civilian facility in Najran with an explosives-laden drone, says Arab Coalition

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Houthis targetted civilian facility in Najran with an explosives-laden drone, says Arab Coalition

  • Houthis also fired two ballistic missiles toward the holy city of Makkah and Jeddah on Monday

RIYADH: Houthi militants had tried to hit a civilian facility in Saudi Arabia's southern border province of Najran with a drone carrying explosives, the Arab Coalition supporting Yemen's legitimate government said on Tuesday.
In a statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), Colonel Turki Al-Maliki, the spokesman of the Saudi-led military coalition said the target was a vital facility.
"The Houthi-backed terrorist militia of Iran continues to carry out acts of terrorism that pose a real threat to regional and international security by targeting civilian objects and civilian facilities, as well as civilian citizens and residents of all nationalities," Al-Maliki said.

The statement did not mention casualties and gave no further details.

Earlier on Monday, Al-Maliki said Houthis fired two ballistic missiles toward the holy city of Makkah and Jeddah but both were shot down by Saudi air defense forces.

The Iran-backed Houthis have fired dozens of missiles at targets in Saudi Arabia, including the capital Riyadh, since the Arab Coalition intervened in 2015 to restore the government of President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, which was ousted in a Houthi coup.