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Dr Abdullah Bin Mohammed Al Hosawi and Yasser Joharji

Al Nahdi in tie-up to boost health services

JEDDAH, October 3, 2017

Al Nahdi Medical, a Saudi retail pharmacy chain, has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Saudi Center for Patient Safety on improving and developing health care services and spread awareness on chronic diseases.

As per the memorandum, Al Nahdi will provide patient safety services through 50 educational clinics within its pharmacies, support medical convoys and purposeful   campaigns while also providing space for accredited pharmacists to offer as many services as possible.

The memorandum of understanding was signed by Dr Abdullah Bin Mohammed Al Hosawi, director General of the Saudi Center for Patient Safety and Yasser Joharji, CEO of Al Nahdi Medical Company.

Joharji said: "Al Nahdi is guided by the Kingdom’s Vision 2030, which includes expanding the health sector for the betterment of the community. While within our own strategy we have come a long way in achieving the goal of being an institution concerned with the safety of patients. The signing of this memorandum highlights our commitment to promote preventive medicine and medical education for all sectors of the community, including hospitals and pharmacies. It is important that all these sectors work in a tandem to prevent infectious diseases.”

Dr Al-Hosawi said: "The 2030 Vision aims at improving the quality of healthcare services in the Kingdom complementing the international health standards. We will work towards reaching out to everyone in Saudi Arabia to provide extended superior care in the best possible way, not only in terms of diagnosing the disease, but also in terms of early detection, prevention and healthy practices.

“With Al Nahdi we agreed to cooperate and support each other to extend better healthcare services, spread awareness about the correct use of antibiotics and improve the process of dispensing antibiotics in pharmacies.

Al Nahdi has made progress through its awareness campaigns in the pharmacies. The two parties also agreed to promote the Drug Management and Consultation Program, initiate and promote programs to review medicines for diabetes, and promote the drug education program throughout the year.

As per the memorandum, the Center will make necessary declarations and ensure the provision of agreed services within and outside the pharmacies. Al Nahdi will conduct programs for drugs management, pharmaceutical consultations; provide certificate training, in addition to provision of approvals for emergency supplies during medical trainings. – TradeArabia News Service




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