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Mina Al-Jisr Hospital Fully Ready to Receive Pilgrims
29 September 2014
The Director of Mina Al-Jisr Hospital, Dr. Nader Hamza Mutair, has stressed that the hospital has been fully ready to provide all kinds of medical and therapeutic services for pilgrims and handle all cases, highlighting that the bed capacity of the hospital amounts to150 beds.
 
Dr. Mutair went on adding that the total number of cadres assigned to work at the hospital during this year’s Hajj season reaches nearly 400 health professionals (physicians, nurses, technicians and administrative staff). In the same vein, he underlined that the hospital includes several sections for internal medicine, as well as orthopedics and general surgeries; that’s to be added to a separate section for the hospitalization of both sections’ cases.
 
“These are the most needed specialties in the Hajj season,” Dr. Mutair said, adding that the hospitals of Makkah and Holy Sites will support his health facility in the subspecialties, including Mena Emergency Hospital, Al-Nour Hospital, Al-Zaher Hospital, King Abdullah Medical City, King Faisal Hospital, King Abdulaziz Specialist Hospital and Heraa General Hospital.
 
In the same vein, Dr. Mutair added that the hospital includes other vital sections or what is called “red zones”, such as the intensive care unit which accommodates 26 beds and is equipped with devices for intravenous injection (eight devices for each patient), in addition to a two-bed isolation room, which is supplied with devices to monitor patient’s vital signs along with respirators.
 
Dr. Mutair underlined that the intensive care rooms at the hospital have wide spaces, noting that some rooms accommodate 10 beds and another room accommodates six beds. Also, he highlighted that if there are many cases in the intensive care room, the physician will be able to follow up the other patients’ vital signs through the monitor, which is installed in each patient’s bed.
 
In addition, Dr. Mutair pointed out that the hospital is equipped with a control room to follow up the vital signs of all patients, adding that each case will be followed up by a nurse, who will be responsible for informing the physician in cases of the deterioration of the health status of the patient.
 
Speaking about the intermediate care unit, Dr. Mutair said it is furnished with 36 beds, in addition to three others for isolated cases. He went on to point out that the hospital has two operation rooms equipped with new electric lights in order not to reflect the shade, thus helping the surgeon to perform the surgical operation easily. “The operation rooms have also been equipped with tables to carry out all brain, nerve and bone operations in addition to the general surgeries,” he said.
 
In the same context, Dr. Mutair illustrated that the hospital accommodates a separate section for central sterilization, which is pertinent to the operation section, in addition to a two-tower endoscopy unit for intensive care and other sections. In addition, he noted that the hospital is equipped with four new dialysis devices, 27 beds for the emergency section and six others for the cardiopulmonary resuscitation room, which was equipped as intensive care units.
 
Dr. Mutair pointed out that the hospital has prepared two rooms inside each outpatient clinic; one of them will be used for examining the epidemic cases as it was equipped with filters for purifying air for the physician, patient and nurse. The other room will receive patients who will be isolated or transferred to another hospital, where air-purifying filters are available.
 
“The hospital has provided also 16 fans to handle heat exhaustion and sunstroke cases,” Dr. Mutair said, adding that a small operation room has been prepared to deal with emergency cases.
 
Speaking about the other specialties available in the hospital, Dr. Mutair said they include ophthalmology, otolaryngology and dermatology. “There are also dental clinics at the outpatients, in addition to a network to list the inpatients at the hospitals, which operate around the clock,” he said, adding that all these figures and information are directly carried to the Ministry of Health.
 
As for the health awareness services, Dr. Mutair said, “Monitors have been installed inside the hospital to brief health professionals and patients on all precautionary measures and ways of dealing with the different cases and injuries as found on the MOH’s Portal.” He pointed out that these health awareness services are available in different languages. “In addition, a booklet was distributed to heads of sections on ways of handling the epidemic cases,” he said, concluding that wide-ranging simulations were carried out during the past days to stand on the hospital’s readiness to deal with all emergency cases, including fire, epidemic diseases and others.
 
On his part, the Lab Supervisor at Mina Al-Jisr Hospital, Mr. Osama Gamil Galal, said the laboratory has been equipped this year with new equipments, including a cutting-edge device to conduct biochemical analyses, such as cardiac and kidney enzymes; that’s to be added to screening sugar and cholesterol. He added that the device examines also the functioning of hormones and carries out all kinds of analyses to detect any case during the Hajj season.
 
“The hospital has offered also another device to examine white and red blood cells,” Galal said, adding that all the lab requirements have been met after the establishment of a blood bank and the provision of all rare blood groups.



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