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

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.


Saudi, UAE officials discuss Hajj preparations

Updated 14 min 45 sec ago

Saudi, UAE officials discuss Hajj preparations

  • Mashat stressed the Saudi government’s keenness to serve pilgrims

MAKKAH: Deputy Hajj and Umrah Minister Abdul Fattah Mashat received in his office in Makkah on Tuesday the director general of the General Authority for Islamic Affairs in the UAE and his delegation.

The meeting came within the framework of early preparations for the next Hajj season, including coordinating arrangements for pilgrims and services provided for them.

During the meeting, issues of common interest related to Hajj were discussed, at the forefront of which were the facilities provided to pilgrims and easy completion of their procedures.

Then an official meeting was held to discuss arrangements and early preparations to serve pilgrims from the UAE. Subsequently, Mashat and the director general signed an agreement for Hajj arrangements.

In a press statement after the signing, Mashat stressed the Saudi government’s keenness to serve pilgrims.

The director general thanked the Saudi government and all those in charge of the Hajj system for their great efforts.

“We see excellence and advancement in the Hajj management system and by Saudi human cadres,” he said.

“We wish them all the best, and we in the UAE are part of this system and a partner in the service of pilgrims.”