A mobile dental clinic has been launched to serve residents of Al-Rawdha area, a senior Ministry of Health (MoH) official announced on Saturday.
In a press statement, Director of Capital Health Zone Dr. Afrah Al-Sarraf said that the mobile clinic, which caters to the elderly, is a product of donations received by Al-Rawdha Cooperative Society. The service, the first of its kind in the country, comes as part of efforts to enhance medical services in the Capital Governorate.
The clinic is comprised of a moving vehicle that transports a dental specialist from Al-Rawdha clinic, who would attend to the bed-ridden, as the service is expected to be introduced to other areas of the Governorate, Al-Sarraf said.
Moreover, Chairwoman of the clinic Dr. Mariam Al-Asousi revealed that the elderly make up 3 percent of the 36,276 population of Al-Rawdha. The clinic had provided 4,558 different home services to the elderly in the area this year, she added.