MoH to start clinic visits by appointment from next month

Director of Central Administration for Primary Health Care in the Ministry of Health Dr Rehab Al-Watyan announced the launch of appointment booking service for those required to visit the health centers (clinics) of the Ministry of Health, from July.

In a press statement, Dr Al-Watyan explained that patients, after accessing the link of the Ministry of Health website, will be able to book an appointment in their designated clinics. A barcode will be issued, which the patient should present to the health center receptionist in order to be served. This service will come into effect soon in general clinics for chronic diseases and diabetes, and will include all primary healthcare centers in the country.

She stressed that coordination and work is underway to reopen specialized clinics in health centers soon in order to serve patients and relieve the pressure on general hospitals including dermatology, eyes, ENT, orthopedics and other clinics.

Meanwhile, Al-Razi Hospital and Sheikhan Al- Farisi Orthopedic Center have introduced WhatsApp service to book outpatient appointments. The hospital announced in a press statement that the activation of this service is based on the ministerial circular No. 68 and is aimed to provide services in outpatient clinics while adhering to health requirements, achieving the principle of social distancing, and avoiding congestion.

This service will operate from Sunday to Thursday from 8:00am to 1:00pm.

The frequent patients must send a copy of their civil ID, the file number, the name of the treating physician and the phone number. On the other hand, the new patients should send their civil ID copy, copy of the referral and their phone number.

In addition, Ibn Sina Hospital has launched the same service to book appointments in all its centers including Babtain Center for Burns and Plastic Surgery, Bahr Eye Center, Hamed Al-Essa Center for Organ Transplantation in the departments of Surgery and Internal Medicine, and the Kuwait Center for Radiosurgery. The service has also been activated in the neurology clinic, pain clinic, psychiatric clinic, pediatric surgery unit, the neurosurgery unit, urology unit, and general surgery unit in the hospital.

Source : Arab Times

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