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Pilgrims Underwent 290 Cardiac Catheterizations, 14 Open-Heart Surgeries and 1.676 Dialysis Sessions at MOH Hospitals
22 September 2015
As part of the advanced health services provided by the Ministry of Health (MOH), as well as the specialized and quality programs it introduces to save lives, and within its advanced programs to provide healthcare for pilgrims, the MOH hospitals in the Holy Capital (Makkah) and Madinah conducted over the period from Dhul-Qidah 20 up to Monday, Dhul-Hijjah 07, 1436H, a total of 290 cardiac catheterizations, 14 open-heart surgeries, and 1.676 dialysis sessions (of both types: hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis), in addition to 19 gastroscopies.

MOH stated that about 199.841 diseased pilgrims visited the health facilities in Makkah, Madinah and the Holy Sites during the same period. Hospitals have provided their therapeutic services for 32.631 patients, while 167.210 patients have benefited from the primary health services offered by health centers.

Meanwhile, the MOH daily statistical release indicated that outpatient clinics of the said hospitals provided their services for 21.540 patients, while 11.091 patients benefited from the ambulatory services. 1.809 were admitted to the health facilities in Makkah and Madinah in the period from Dhul-Qidah 20 up to Dhul-Hijjah 07, 1436H. In the same period, 1.456 patients have been discharged from the hospitals, bringing the number of the inpatients in the MOH health facilities up to Monday evening, to 491 patients.


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