Hologram Doctor to Serve Pilgrims at Madinah Airport
Real-size 3D interaction between Saudi doctors and patients
Saudi Minister of Health, Fahd Al-Jalajel, launched Tuesday, June 28th, the Holo-Doctor service, for pilgrims attending this year’s Hajj season, via Madinah Int airport.
The service, which offers state-of-the-art technology was made possible through cooperation with the Saudi Telecom Company STC, allowing patients to be diagnosed by doctors from Seha Virtual Hospital SVH in the capital, Riyadh.
Al-Jalajel stated that several services have been linked within this initiative provided by SVH in cooperation with hospitals in Makkah, Madinah, and the Holy Sites. Aiming to provide real-time consultations from a virtual team working 24-7 within 3 main specialties: strokes, intensive care, and radiology.
This technology allows the patient to stand in front of the device at the airport and be seen immediately by a doctor hundreds of miles away. Direct 2-way interactions allow the physician to view and analyze all the patient’s vital signs to provide him or her with needed consultation and medication.
Saudi Health also provides immediate medical consultation services by calling the toll-free number 937, or by entering the SEHATY app.