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Safety and Security General Department Participates in the MOH Pavilion at Janadriyah to Educate Community against Accident and Fire Risks
08 April 2013
Within the framework of the MOH's activities at the 28th Janadriyah Festival for Heritage and Culture 1434H, the Safety and Security General Department participates as part of the MOH Pavilion to familiarize visitors with the colossal efforts made by the Ministry with regard to the security and safety field at hospitals and health centers. This is basically meant to educate the community against the accidents and fire risks, which comprise the main cause of injuries and deaths in the Kingdom. Thus, specialized bulletins on safety are to be distributed as well as screening educational lectures. Also, more than 5000 first-aid bags for visitors are to be distributed as well as some bulletins on the safety of patients and hospitals against fire, child abduction, and suffocation risks and providing varied educational programs.
 
The Director-General of the Safety and Security Department, Eng. Anas bin Abdullah Al-Zaid, pointed out that the Ministry of Health (MOH) prepared a full-fledged pavilion including contents used for protecting and securing hospitals against risks, and others modern with the aim of highlighting the role of security and safety with regard to the patients' safety and hospitals; together with simplified explanation for the role of security and safety in hospitals, applying the MOH's measures, and disseminating the concept indicated by the MOH slogan: “Patient First”.
 
On the other hand, the MOH Pavilion participating in the 28th Janadriyah yesterday witnessed huge turn-out, as the information provided by Protection against Violence and Abuse Program about violence types, how to deal with it, and the mechanism of reporting it attracted the visitors' attention; in addition to the information provided through the National Committee for Psychiatric Patients Care Program, through brochures on the services provided for patient and their family.
 
In the meantime, a number of visitors hailed to be familiarized with the mechanism of measuring the proportion of osteoporosis. Also, the Oral and Dental Health Program conducted more than 110 examinations on children, and it provided the preventive treatment for 15 children. Further, the Anti-Smoking Program conducted 40 examinations and provided the preventive treatment for 20 visitors. The MOH's new service programs witnessed huge turn-out as well: the Life-Saving Program provides an explanation for visitors on the life-saving basics, cardiac resuscitation with regard to Cardiac arrest cases, and airway obstruction cases through a dummy for demonstration. In addition, the Patient Rights and Relations Program participated with educational means and brochures defining the patients' rights and responsibilities, as well as distributing a questionnaire to identify how satisfied the patients and those frequenting hospitals are and provide complain report telephone numbers. Finally, the pavilion includes Oncology Program which receives the visitors' inquiries on oncology diseases and oncology early detection, as well as educational quizzes and workshops.
 
Within the same context, the Forensic Medicine Program presented educational bulletins and pictures on forensic medicine and autopsy for each a felony case. And for the first time, the surgical operations section participates in the MOH Pavilion, as it presents for visitors the security, safety, and privacy procedures for patient before, during, and after the surgical operation, as well as educating the visitors and presenting an explanation about the devices used by anesthetists and surgeons. Also, the Health Education Program participates with a number of health educators who are tasked with explaining for visitors and familiarizing with the danger of some diseases such as diabetes and smoking, and how to prevent them, as well as displaying some members of the human body demonstrating stroke symptoms. 
 
Meanwhile, the Obesity Program witnessed the examination of more than 132 visitors yesterday, and those suffering from obesity have been educated and provided with a diet program. Also, Al-Aamal Complex for Mental Health in Riyadh participated through receiving social, psychological, and addiction-based inquiries as well as transferring some cases which require to be admitted to hospital.
 



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