STC launches $26.7m investment to boost operational efficiency of Saudi healthcare centres

The investment could benefit as many as 5 million people across the Kingdom
STC, Saudi Arabia, Healthcare, Telecoms, Covid 19


Saudi telco, STC, has revealed a $26.7 million (100 million riyal) investment package to help double operational efficiency at health care centres across the Kingdom, according to a company release.

The scheme could benefit as many as 5 million Saudi citizens and residents across the country.

“As part of its partnership with the Ministry of Health aimed at increasing prevention from the coronavirus and limiting its spread, STC has doubled the operational efficiency and awareness outreach of 22 of its healthcare centres, established over the previous years across Saudi Arabia. These efforts also form part of the company’s commitment to long lasting social initiatives as the centres offer healthcare support and participate in awareness campaigns, constituting an initiative valued at SAR 100 million,” an STC spokesperson said in a statement to the press.

The healthcare centres have provided frontline health care to 5 million people in the Kingdom since their launch. The investment will help the healthcare centres to provide digital services to their patients, which has become increasingly urgent due to the prevalence of the current Covid 19 pandemic.

“Having been constructed and equipped at STC’s cost, the 22 healthcare centres have provided services to over 5 million beneficiaries and patients since the launch of their operations. Today, STC is aiming to increase the efficiency of the centres’ infrastructure and to enable digital services as part of the beneficiary journey,” the STC spokesperson added.

STC continues to work with Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health to raise awareness on how to prevent the spread of Coronavirus as part of a joint campaign launched across digital and traditional media outlets. As part of this collaboration, over 1.7 billion messages have been sent over the past six weeks in 10 languages. STC’s international affiliates have launched similar campaigns in Kuwait and Bahrain.

REGISTER NOW | Webinar Event | Security you can bank on – Safeguarding the Middle East’s financial sector

Presented in partnership with security and network specialist Cybereason, the second in the three part webinar series will bring together a panel of experts to discuss how banks and financial institutions are evolving their service offering while simultaneously staying one step ahead of the cyber criminals who seek to bring their operations crashing to the ground.

Editor's Choice

Emerson expands analytics platform for industrial enterprise-level wireless infrastructure management
Plantweb Insight platform adds two new Pervasive Sensing applications that manage wireless networks more efficiently with a singular interface to the enterprise
Digitalisation seen as a competitive advantage by Middle East private businesses
Nearly 80 per cent of private business leaders acknowledge that digitalisation can impact business sustainability
Etisalat introduces Multi-Access Edge Computing architecture delivering best-in-class video streaming performance for 5G networks
MEC architecture achieves performance gains of as much as 90% in video streaming, validating how ultra-low-latency applications will be delivered over 4G and 5G networks

Most popular

Don't Miss a Story