(2010), "Saudi Arabia - 16,000 MoH officials to be trained", International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, Vol. 23 No. 8. https://doi.org/10.1108/ijhcqa.2010.06223hab.011Download as .RIS
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Saudi Arabia - 16,000 MoH officials to be trained
Article Type: News and views From: International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, Volume 23, Issue 8
Keywords: Enhance services to patients, Needs of health personnel
The Ministry of Health is to provide comprehensive training to 16,000 health officials in Riyadh, Dammam and Jeddah as part of a new program that is to be run in conjunction with the Institute of Public Administration (IPA).
Health Minister Dr Abdullah Al-Rabeeah and IPA General Manager Dr Abdul Rahman Al-Sagawi signed an agreement on Sunday for the program, which would cover both male and female officials employed by the Ministry of Health.
“Besides the King Abdullah Scholarship Program, the ministry has increased its own scholarships for its officers by 200 percent”, Al-Rabeeah told newsmen on Sunday following the signing ceremony.
He added that the envisaged program would cover both medics and paramedics. “The whole idea of the program is to enhance the level of services offered to patients in all parts of the Kingdom”, said Al-Rabeeah, adding that the training program has been designed in a way that would allow participants to continue with their work. The minister explained that the program is part of his ministry’s Kingdom-wide efforts to develop its work force.
Al-Sagawi said the training program, which will commence in October this year, would include 669 different kinds of trainings to suit the needs of health personnel. “The IPA hopes to implement the program in three phases during a period of 18 months”. Subjects, he said, would include administration, accounting, human resources, law, management, organizational behaviour, office management and computer science.
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