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.


Saudi crown prince meets with Dubai crown prince

Updated 27 May 2019
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Saudi crown prince meets with Dubai crown prince

JEDDAH: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, crown prince of Dubai, met on Sunday to review the "brotherly historical relations" between the Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
They also discussed the promising opportunities for cooperation in various fields, SPA said.
The meeting was attended by top officials from both sides.
Before the meeting, King Salman received the Dubai crown prince at Al-Safa Palace in Makkah and had iftaar together, along with other officials including  Kuwait’s National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim and the chief of the Presidency of the Two Holy Mosques Sheikh Abdulrahman Al-Sudais. 
King Salman is spending the last ten days of Ramadan in the holy city of Makkah.