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Al-Dowaila Checks on Health of the Injured Pilgrims in Mina Stampede Incident
30 September 2015
The Vice Minister of Health, Mr. Hamad bin Muhammad Al-Dowaila, checked on the health status of the inpatients at King Abdullah Medical City (KAMC) in Makkah. He visited also the pilgrims, who were injured in Mina stampede incident, checked on their health status and the health services and healthcare provided for them.

This came during his inspection visit today to the KAMC where he commended the high-level health services provided by the Medical City which are not confined to KAMC’s proven efficacy as a reference hospital for specific cases suffering from heart, tumors, brain and nerve diseases or in need of specialized surgeries, but they extend to its ability to rapidly handle emergencies during Hajj and Umrah seasons.
It's noteworthy that 63 pilgrims from those injured in the incident were admitted to KAMC, the majority of them have been cured, as 51 of them left the hospital, while 11 patients are still being hospitalized. KAMC added 25 Intensive Care beds in a record time during the incident, taking its bed capacity up to 120 fully operational beds.


Last Update : 19 October 2015 02:43 PM
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