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|14 July, 2018

Saudi Arabia launches initiative for chronic disease medications

The Afif General Hospital launched the scheme which is named “Dawaie,” or My Medication.

Image used for illustrative purpose Nurses walk in the emergency department at Al-Noor Specialist Hospital in Mecca .

Image used for illustrative purpose Nurses walk in the emergency department at Al-Noor Specialist Hospital in Mecca .

REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

JEDDAH - In its continued efforts to provide better health services, the Riyadh Health Affairs Directorate launched an initiative for dispensing medications for chronic diseases.

The Afif General Hospital launched the scheme which is named “Dawaie,” or My Medication.

It is an easy-to-use program which will record data of a patient’s use of medications for diabetes, hypertension, cholesterol, thyroid, epilepsy, mental illness, and other such conditions, thus helping to prevent duplication of dispensation between health centers and hospitals.

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The program sends a reminder to the patient before the dispensation date, and provides statistics for the patients.

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