Coun­cil launches first pack­age of med­i­cal pro­to­cols

Arab News - - News Saudi Arabia - SPA Riyadh

Saudi Ara­bia’s Health In­surance Coun­cil has launched its first pack­age of med­i­cal pro­to­cols with 35 per­cent planned cov­er­age of chronic dis­eases.

The pack­age is the out­come of a co­op­er­a­tion agree­ment be­tween the coun­cil and the Saudi So­ci­ety of Fam­ily and Com­mu­nity Medicine (SSFCM).

The launch took place on the side­lines of the sign­ing of an an­nex to the mem­o­ran­dum of un­der­stand­ing (MoU) be­tween the two bod­ies.

Un­der the terms of the MoU, the coun­cil is nom­i­nated as the first of­fi­cial spon­sor of the SSFCM’s sci­en­tific ac­tiv­i­ties that help to build the com­pe­ten­cies re­quired to trans­fer the health sys­tem to pro­vid­ing health care ser­vices of value.

The MoU was signed re­motely by the sec­re­tary-gen­eral of the Coun­cil of Co­op­er­a­tive Health In­surance, Dr. Shabab bin Saad Al-Ghamdi, and the head of the SSFCM’s eastern re­gion bu­reau Dr. Hadi Al-Anzi.

Dr. Al-Ghamdi said that the sec­ond pack­age would be com­pleted dur­ing the third quar­ter of 2020 and would cover 25 per­cent of dis­eases.

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