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Dr. Sembis: Arafat General Hospital Pharmacies Fully Ready
02 October 2014
The Director of Arafat General Hospital, Dr. Mohamed Sembis, has stated that the hospital's pharmacy works in line with the standards approved by the Saudi Central Board for Accreditation of Healthcare Institutions (CBAHI). “All medicines, covering all medical specialties, are abundant and well kept as per the drug keeping standards.
For his part, the director of Arafat General Hospital Pharmacy, Dr. Mohammed al-Qouzi, explained that there are two pharmacies in the hospital: one internal and the other external. Both of them work around the clock (24/7). The internal pharmacy, according to him, seeks to ensure health and comfort to inpatients, by meeting their pharmaceutical needs, as well as providing the necessary medical supplies for ambulances. So far as the external pharmacy is concerned, it is responsible for providing medicines to outpatients.
 “There is a list for all the medicines available at the pharmacy, which physicians review to get familiar with,” al-Qouzi said. “In addition, the pharmacy provides drug-associated information to physicians, by way of directly contacting them.” Meanwhile, he underscored the pharmacy's contribution to addressing contingencies, as part of the emergency team.
Dr. Sembis, the hospital director, pointed out that the hospital's radiology section offers a set of important medical services, which add a lot to the level of health services provided to pilgrims, thanks to Allah in the first place, and to the advanced medical appliances which have facilitated conducting precise diagnosis to patients.
For his part, Marawan Mohamed Dubai, a radiological technician at Arafat General Hospital Pharmacy, pointed out that radiology section is tasked with imaging the cases coming from the Emergency Section, and patients inside the Radiology Section, in addition to the inpatients unable to attend to the Radiology Section.
Those latter patients are imaged by using mobile radiology devices. In doing so, according to Marawan, the hospital seeks to best accomplish its mission, and provide the service for patient at his room. He further expounded that the section comprises a digital printer, instead of traditional development of images. Thus, the radiology technician can control the image, before sending it to be printed.
Another radiology technician, Waleed Ayed al-Qurashi, mentioned that the Radiology Section consists of a radiography device, for imaging bones and internal injuries, as well as skeletal imaging; that is to be added to a sound wave imaging device, to image inner tissue membranes, aside from a mobile radiology device, a heart-muscle imaging device, and a digital photo-development device. 
Dr. Bahi Mohammed Hassan, a radiologist, pointed out that having a heart-muscle imaging device in the radiology section is reckoned among the substantial services provided by the section to the intensive care (IC) and emergency sections; given the prime importance of the heart in the human body, which helps quickly diagnose patients.

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