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A Statement on the Medical Care Provided for “Joud”
10 December 2013
In its statement, Madinah Health Affairs General Directorate would like to brief everyone on the facts regarding the claims published in some media outlets and social networking websites on the case of the child “Joud bint Abdul-Majeed Al-Subhi”, pointing out that all such claims are not true, and even are incompatible with the health care provided for the patient, May Allah grant her a speedy recovery.
 
Within the same statement, the Directorate highlighted the details of the medical procedures conducted to the child, in line with the medical norms adopted in such cases. Whereas, the girl had a tragic car accident, that caused fractures in the forearm and leg, and seriously injured the head, resulting in quadriplegia. As a result, she had been admitted to King Fahad Hospital (KFH) on 7/2/2013 (corresponding to 26/3/1434H), where she had undergone some surgeries on 12/2/2013 (corresponding to 2/4/1434H).
 
After that, she has been referred to Maternity and Children Hospital, where she underwent the needed medical care. Her condition is currently reckoned as a chronic case that does not need to surgical interventions as much as rehabilitative and home health care. “We have dealt with her condition in line with the medical norms and standards,” the statement read.
 
Furthermore, the Directorate, in its statement, has pointed out that the patient's uncle, who is her guardian, requested to transfer his niece to a nearby hospital from the residence place of her family. Therefore, she has been transferred to a near hospital in Badr Governorate, given that the officials in the Madinah Health Affairs General Directorate are still keeping in touch with the girl’s family; to follow up her condition and the medical care provided to her.
 
The statement stressed that the Government of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, May Allah protect him, has taken responsibility of provision of the medical care and treatment for the cases in need both inside and outside the Kingdom, in line with the medical norms and adopted regulations, taking into account that most cases of severe injuries, resulting from accidents, severe nerve injuries, quadriplegia and incurable diseases, have no known medical cure yet.
 
 
 
 



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