Medical Commission receives about 400,000 visitors in first half of 2017
August 27 2017 09:41 PM
MoPH building


The Medical Commission received about 400,000 visitors in the first half of 2017, according to a statement by the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH).

The Medical Commission has been successful in reducing the waiting time of the visitors during this period from 23 minutes in 2016 to 18 minutes. The visitors’ satisfaction rate of the services at the centre has also increased from 67.2% in 2016 to 84.2% during the period. Medical Commission had received about 770,000 visitors in 2016.

Dr Ibrahim al-Shaer, director of the Medical Commission, disclosed the keenness of MoPH on the continuous development of Medical Commission, with expansion and opening of new units and great attention by qualified staff.

Dr al-Shaer said, "The Medical Commission has introduced the latest equipment, updating medical regulations and procedures. The second phase of the health information technology system was implemented, during which X-Rays were electronically linked from health centres with Medical Commission, in addition to the promotion and continuous improvement of information technology and health information systems.”

He also pointed out that the Medical Commission operates according to the best international standards and is considered the first line of defence in the state health security system. It works to prevent the entry of any infectious diseases and epidemics to the country as it keeps recruiting more manpower and competent expertise from around the world to meet the needs of economic and urban development.

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