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Dr. Motair: Jabal Ar-Rahmah Hospital Takes Preventive Measures against Epidemic Diseases in Preparation for the Hajj Season
30 September 2014
Dr. Wael Hamzah Motair, director of Jabal Ar-Rahmah Hospital, pointed out that the Ministry of Health (MOH) has taken a set of measures against the epidemic diseases during this year’s Hajj season (1435H), which - Allah willing - will be a key factor for the safety of the pilgrims. The most important of such measures has to do with providing the hospitals with all the needs of the personal prevention from the infectious diseases, as well as equipping the hospitals with rooms for isolating those afflicted with epidemic diseases. 
 
Dr. Motair made clear that the MOH has set a mechanism for transporting the cases and samples of epidemic diseases, in a manner that ensures safety to pilgrims according to through-out plans. He went on pointing out that the MOH took into account the sunstroke as well, to the effect that the hospitals have been provided with equipments for prevention from sunstrokes, and treating the sunstroke cases when occurring.
 
Similarly, Dr. Motair affirmed that the Jabal Ar-Rahmah Hospital has finished all the preparations meant for delivering the fully fledged health services to the Hajj performers all day long. The hospital includes 20 outpatient clinics, where the pilgrims are received and treated according to their health condition, as well as a public health clinic. Not only that, it also accommodates 140 beds, of these are 14 beds in emergency section, 3 follow-up beds, 17 ICU beds, two isolation beds and 6 recovery beds.
 
All the more, the hospital includes a delivery bed, endoscopy units with two bed capacity, a dialysis unit with 4 bed capacity and inpatient beds. Similarly, the hospital has been equipped with the supportive medical sections to the effect that it possesses a laboratory section, equipped with all the necessary devices helping conduct the necessary examinations with the most precise standards; a radiology section equipped with 5 traditional devices, a fixed traditional device, along with digital device, ultrasound devices, digital device and 3 developing apparatuses. Over and above, the pharmacology section, statistics division and medical records division have been prepared for delivering the necessary services for the patients. He went on adding that "the number of the medical, technical and administrative cadres and workers amount to 280 officers; they have been carefully chosen, with all specialties included."           
 
Within the same vein, Dr. Motair shone light on the fact that the quality standards began to be applied for raising the level of the medical services provided for the patients and visitors in a way that lives up to the seasonal hospitals, as well as giving intensive lectures for the health services providers on the common diseases during the Hajj season.  He also noted that the appropriateness and efficiency of the respiratory mask has been examined for curbing the spread of the epidemic diseases among the health workers, and the staffers have been trained on the plans of the internal and external evacuation. Besides, simulations have been conducted, as well as taking advantage of the location of the hospital adjacent to the Mount of Ar-Rahma.
 
Within the same vein, preparations have been made for developing the plan of hospitalizing the cardiac patients by the flying ambulance from Arafat’s hospitals to the King Abdullah Medical City in Makkah in trance. He went on to add that this experiment made a success last year, highlighting that patients are to be received starting the eighth of Dhul-Hijjah through the outpatients and emergency section. In addition to this, work will continue in all the sections of the hospital up to the fifteenth of Dhul-Hijjah, meaning that all the remainder of the cases are to be transferred to Makkah hospitals.  
    
He went on to emphasize that in record time, two days, the Jabal Ar-Rahmah Hospital succeeded last year in delivering the distinctive medical services according to the latest standards of the health services quality for more than 7500 Hajj performers at all the sections of the hospital. Among these are six big and successful surgical operations seen as a fully fledged medical work, which was lauded by the MOH’s officials and pilgrims.
 



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