Daijiworld Media Network - Jeddah (JF)
Jeddah, Sep16: On Wednesday, the “Makken” Healthcare model program was inaugurated. It is to prepare the working force and build competition within the health communities in Saudi Arabia.
Dr. Tawfiq bin Fawzan Al- Rabiah Saudi Minister of health, inaugurated the programme. He is also the chairman of the board of trustees at the Saudi commission of health specialities
The project was aligned with health practioners, a platform was launched to introduce the healthcare program to the public, said, Dr. Sami Al- Solami, CEO of the Health Academy.
Al-Solami told Arab news “ Makken training will activate a healthcare transformation by task-shifting a selection of valued employees in the Ministry of Health to roles within the new model.”
The goal is to provide the best quality of health services that will have a positive impact on the citizens health.
Al-Solami said the “Makken” program passes through four stages: The program, the readiness of the health communities, the trainer, and the trainees. He also noted the program includes international partnerships with educational institutions and universities.
An integral part of the program will be to train and develop the health management and to uplift the entire system in the kingdom.
Al- Rabbiah said “ They are passing through a period of transformation for the healthcare system , and this requires the necessary training and preparation for the new health care model. He also thanked the health academy for its efforts in the new healthcare model and for developing training centres in the health community, and the training of health cadres.
In addition, he thanked the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties, which founded the Healthcare Academy, and the Health Holding Company.
Dr. Mohammed bin Ibrahim Al-Saghir, CEO of the Health Holding Company, said The idea of Makken was an extension of the kingdoms vision in 2030. It was to empower individuals to oversee their own personal health.