MOH News

Suffering of Patient with Rare Tumor Ended at Buraidah Central Hospital
23 October 2017
A medical team at Buraidah Central Hospital has successfully ended the suffering of a patient with abdominal pain, extending to the thoracic cage, due to the presence of a rare tumor, weighing more than 5 kg. After due medical and radiological checkups, she had an abdominal tumor from the pelvis up to the thoracic cage. A tumor biopsy has been taken with a cutting needle and CT scan did not give a clue about the nature of the tumor. Then, the doctors decided to excise the more than 5 kg tumor along with part of the small intestine, ascending colon and intestine connected directly without the need for a colostomy. Also, after tumor tissue screening the tumor was found to be rare.
Last year, the hospital received 452,654 outpatients, while emergency department received 173,661 outpatients.
It is noted that the Ministry of Health (MOH) is currently implementing MOH's Performance Program, which aims to boost productivity, performance quality and efficiency of health services in hospitals. The program is in line with the National Transformation Plan 2020 towards achieving the Kingdom's Vision 2030. The program covers 70 hospitals and features over 40 indicators to measure the performance of seven key therapeutic aspects, which have positively reduced the waiting times.

Last Update : 24 October 2017 01:32 PM
Reading times :