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Dr. Yamani Confirms the Readiness of Mina Emergency Hospital for Serving Pilgrims
22 October 2012
   Dr. Ayman Essam Yamani, the director of Mina Emergency Hospital, affirmed that the hospital is completely ready to provide services to pilgrims in various specialized medical services, pointing out that the accumulated experience gained by teams working at the hospital enable them to provide excellent medical services, in implementation of the directives of the Government of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and His Royal Highness the Crown Prince, may Allah protect them.

In a press conference held on Sunday at Mina Emergency Hospital, Dr. Yamani pointed that the hospital is staffed with 200 doctors and 230 nursing and administration staff. The hospital dedicates all its capabilities to serving pilgrims; Mena emergency hospital is considered one of the sophisticated seasonal hospitals offering health services to pilgrims with high quality for all specializations. Its operational plan is prepared from the beginning of Shawwal of each year, and preparations begin by preparing a program for manpower working in the support of ambulatory services and medical supplies.

Dr. Yamani mentioned the hospital was built according to the world's latest medical specifications, and was equipped with the state-of-the-art medical devices to provide curative and ambulatory health care for pilgrims. He pointed out that the hospital provides emergency and ambulatory services for pilgrims during the Hajj season, receives emergency cases and serves all age groups of pilgrims. The emergency department works 24 hours a day through trained medical and nursing cadres who are specialized in receiving all types of emergency cases. This department is equipped with the latest beds for emergency patients in addition to modern medical equipment needed for recovery and saving lives. Also available in the department are medical and nursing cadres with high degree of efficiency and training and with considerable experience in the field of emergency cases.

Dr Yamani added that equipment includes four ambulances equipped with a respirator, a pacemaker, and all the necessary medicines and oxygen. They are used to transport patients to other hospitals. Mobile teams of the three categories A, B and C have been prepared and they ready to participate in emergency cases - God forbid. The emergency unit contains 12 beds; the Cardiac department contains 8 beds and IMC, beside 68 beds for sun strikes, in addition to 8 beds and 24 observations.
External clinics include a number of public and specialized clinics. There are 40 clinics which include: internal medicine, general surgery, opthalmology, ear, nose and throat, skin, urology, dentistry and orthopedics, in addition to ECG, casting, and bandaging for males and females. The clinics also include a cardiopulmonary device before taking the patient to the emergency unit.

The hospital also provides supporting medical services, where there are two pharmacies in the hospital: the first pharmacy serves inpatients, while the second provides all types of pharmaceuticals for outpatients according to the national and international specifications and standards.

Dr Yamani pointed that inpatient departments include 100 beds, while the surgery department consists of 3 rooms including an operation room for orthopedic cases and a recovery room containing 20 beds and equipped for all operations and a mobile fluoroscopic device. The general surgery department has also been equipped with the latest laparoscopic devices for performing laparoscopic gall bladder removal and others, in addition to conducting all types of surgical operations. There are highly experienced and efficient physician in the department.

The internal medicine department includes general internal medicine, heart disease and diseases of the respiratory system, while the intensive care unit includes 40 beds equipped with the latest medical equipment and technology, and staffed by a medical team of qualified doctors and nurses. This is in addition to two delivery rooms, a recovery room, a nursery room and three operation rooms in addition to the burns department.

Dr. Yamani concluded by clarifying that emergency beds in the hospital have been equipped with Monitors that can be used as intensive care units reaching 68 beds when needed. He added that this year a buffer zone has been prepared to get rid of the effects of chemicals - God forbid - at the entrance to the emergency, in addition to providing six protective gowns against chemicals for use when needed.
 
 



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