200000 Saudi beneficiaries for family doctor program

SourceSaudi Gazette
SectorHealthcare
CountrySaudi Arabia

DAMMAM — The Ministry of Health has started the actual implementation of the program of “Family doctor for every family” in designated health centers in all regions and governorates across the Kingdom.A total of 700 teams have been constituted and the number of beneficiaries registered for the program reached 200,000, according to the Department of Communications and Relations at the branch of the ministry in Makkah region.The ministry aims to expand the program by forming 1,000 teams during the first quarter of 2021 and is working to increase the number during the rest of the year. It will ensure the quality and continuity of service and provision of training to the medical teams, according to a report in Makkah newspaper.The program is a reformulation of the method of providing primary healthcare by forming medical teams in every primary healthcare center.Each team consists of a doctor and at least two nursing staff, and the team will always be responsible for healthcare for a specific group of individuals and families.A minimum of ...read more...