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Ensuring Riyadh’s Health Status

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In a time of crisis such as now, precautions to prevent being infected due to the airborne coronoavirus are on-going and strict measures are being implemented at Riyadh’s ports. People are extremely worried about the extremities of this new airborne virus which is why officials are doing their best to strengthen health facilities on a regular basis.

Due to the Ministry of Health Dr. Muhammad Al Abdulaali, retrieved by the SPA Saudi Press Agency, claimed that the necessary measures for the virus depends and may alternate on a daily basis. It depends on the outcomes that are retrieved as well as full monitoring of the global and regional risks.

Based on the words of both Dr. Al Abdulaali as well as the minister, effective health monitoring as well as protocols are under process. Any person to test positive will be announced publically to keep everyone updated and the infected person will undergo severe quarantine for their own benefit as well as the benefit of the entire kingdom.

Dr. Al- Abdulaali has shown extreme importance for those who are returning to the Kingdom from abroad. He declared it a necessity for people to declare where they are coming back from as soon as they arrive at the border crossing point, airport, or even seaport. This is important for those who are returning from coronavirus hotspots which is why they need to know in advance, to allow time and room for the necessary quarantine procedures.

The health authorities have provided the public with a toll free number 937 so as to ensure protection for themselves, their families, and the surroundings as well as the society as a whole. This is a great way to ensure the proceedings of the health protocols.

Dr. Al-Abdulaali has drawn attention to the fact that the reason Saudi Arabia first got infected by the airborne virus was from the five coronavirus infected cases that have come from Iran, leaving Iran not only at fault but also infected.

Both the Global Center for Mass Medicine and National Center for Preventing and Combating Disease as well as other authorities are still continuing to work on mass medicine to help put a stop to this infectious virus once and for all.

“Saudi Arabia on Thursday denounced Iran’s irresponsible action of granting Saudi citizens entry to its territories without stamping their passports, especially at a time where there is an outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Iran.”
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KSA Launches ‘Tataman’ Clinics To Accept Patients With Coronavirus Symptoms

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The Kingdom has launched a number of clinics that they have named ‘Tataman’ for patients who are having coronavirus symptoms but are not yet diagnosed with the virus.

These new facilities, identified in English as “Fever Clinics” in a Ministry of Health tweet, will operate 24/7.

“In the interest of the health of all those on the land of our dear homeland, we launched today “tataman” [reassurance] clinics that are dedicated to people who experience symptoms of coronavirus, such as high fever, and will expand during the next two days,” Saudi Health Minister Tawfiq Al-Rabiah said in the tweet.

The clinics have started operations in six cities in Saudi Arabia, and the ministry said that it’s planning on expanding the clinics’ branches across the rest of the Kingdom’s provinces later on.

So far, the 31 clinics are currently open in the cities of Riyadh, Al-Ahsa, Qassim, Jeddah, Makkah and Madinah.

The announcement of the clinics came after health officials reported 3,121 new cases of coronavirus in the Kingdom detected in only the past 24 hours, while 1,175 new cases of recovery were recorded.

 

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Electronic Wristbands Introduced to Monitor Self-Isolated Saudis At Home

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With the increase in coronavirus cases, some patients are forced to self isolate themselves at home and such a need calls for measures to be taken from the Kingdom.

And that’s what the Kingdom is trying to do!

Saudi Arabia has announced this week the introduction of electronic wristband trackers to monitor those who are being quarantined at homes.

According to the spokesperson for Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health, Dr. Mohammed Al-Abd Al-Aly, these bracelets are being introduced “not just to monitor and follow up on infected individuals, but to provide further services to reassure citizens and residents.”

This comes in light of the Kingdom’s efforts in making home quarantine as safe as in hospitals and instead of patients or possible carriers having to isolate in quarantine facilities.

According to reports by local media, the government is also planning to issue electronic warning regarding coronavirus through the “Tawakkalna” app, which was launched earlier this month to facilitate the issuance of movement permits.

The app, which was developed by the Saudi Data and Artificial Intelligence Authority (SDAIA), provides residents with the latest warnings and medical news issued by the Ministry of Health.

Across the world, countries are taking all the measures and exerting efforts to limit the spread of this novel virus, with more and more applications being introduced everyday to help deliver people with everything they need without them having to leave the safety of their homes.

 

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These Digital Services Will Help You Receive Medical Advice

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Saudi authorities are emphasizing on the importance of digital means as the ideal way to receive medical advice during the current health situation, especially with a nationwide lock-down in force.

The Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) has therefore launched electronic services that helps in promoting health awareness and interactive communication.

These services include a WhatsApp chatbot called Sarah and an app called Tameni, both have been launched in in cooperation with the National Digital Transformation Unit, which use Artificial Intelligence.

You can communicate with Chatbot Sarah 27/7 and communicates directly with users through WhatsApp and Telegram. It also allows users to ask about specific drugs, file complaints in addition to spreading awareness on the novel virus.

As for the mobile app Tameni, it provides accurate and simplified information about the products being supervised by the authority. It will also allow you to look up any drug with its price and if it’s not available, it provides you with alternatives.

“We want to reassure people about our food, drugs, cosmetics, and medical devices,” the SFDA’s director of systems development, Abdullah Al-Dokhail said.

“That is why we diversified the platforms. We chose WhatsApp because there is a statistic that said 25 million people in the Kingdom use WhatsApp. Tameni is a mobile application and apps are popular among the youth.” He added.

These digital apps contribute greatly in maintaining the safety of residents and citizens of the Kingdom, we encourage every single person to start going digital so that you can remain safe at home.

 

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