Updated 30 June 2022
The Ministry of Health authorities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have recently launched the “Holodoctor” service for medical consultations that would allow medical practitioners to treat Hajj pilgrims virtually. The service has been especially launched to provide all necessary means to pilgrims attending Hajj 2022, that would allow them to perform rituals in comfortable and safe atmospheres.
Here is what we know about the Holodoctor service in Saudi Arabia till now.
The Minster of Health in Saudi Arabia, Fahad Al-Jalajel, in cooperation with the Saudi Telecommunication Company (STC), has launched the “Holodoctor” service for medical consultations that would allow medical practitioners to treat Hajj pilgrims virtually.
The services of this launch will include the inspection, diagnosis, and disbursing of medicines through direct contact with the Kingdom’s first Seha Virtual Hospital in Riyadh.
As reported by the authorities, the Seha Virtual Hospital will provide 24-hour access to virtual x-rays, and will deal with strokes and other serious medical situations while allowing doctors to directly communicate with patients and check all biomarkers virtually.
Furthermore, the Ministry of Health has also prepared cautiously for medical care at the holy sites, including several hospitals and health centres, which are equipped with ambulances under the supervision of experienced medical, technical and administrative personnel that are trained to work in Hajj.
The Saudi Arabia Ministry of Health offers instant medical consultations through the number 937. Those needing information on care can contact call on 937, access the Sehhaty application, or check through the Saudi Arabia Ministry of Health (MOH) Twitter account.
Please note that we will update the article accordingly when more information has been released.