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25 Surgeries Conducted and 101 Cases Seen as Part of "Congenital Dislocation" Program in Sakaka
15 November 2017
According to Al-Jouf Health Affairs, 25 surgeries were conducted and 101 cases seen for children with congenital dislocations, as part of the national program for congenital dislocation at Prince Mutaib bin Abdulaziz Hospital- Sakaka, in collaboration with King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center- Riyadh.
 
This was done during three different visits by a surgical team from King Faisal Specialist Hospital in collaboration with Prince Mutaib Hospital's doctors. They examine the cases in the visual clinic and direct communication with patients diagnosed by orthopedic doctors in the region. After the examination, they decide whether the patient needs a surgical operation or not. If yes, surgeries are  scheduled for the next visit.  AL-Jouf Health Affairs also pointed out that Prince Mutaib Hospital has earlier been accredited as a center for congenital dislocation surgery in the region; given its potentials to activate the program and conduct such surgeries in order to alleviate the sufferings of patients and their families.
 
It is noted that Prince Mutaib bin Abdulaziz Hospital is the central and reference hospital for Al-Jouf's hospitals with a capacity of 300 beds. Last year (1438H.), the hospital conducted 3,135 operations.
 
On the other hand, through a qualitative shift to reach all segments of target audience, MOH has recently launched the first-of-its-kind maternity and children clinic in trade complexes - namely in Hayat Mall, Riyadh. This initiative is designed to activate community's engagement and collaboration with MOH, to make services available in public places, in addition to providing consultations and awareness-raising activities to outpatients.
 
The new clinic features triage checkups, early screening of diseases including breast cancer, colon cancer, osteoporosis and hypertension. The clinic also conducts clinical tests, refers cases for further follow-up to reference bodies, boosts having healthy and balanced food, motivates breastfeeding, raises women's awareness, provides consultations, ensures natural child growth, refers children to concerned bodies if needed, stresses the importance of balanced food for children based on their age groups, in addition to educating visitors on the vital role of exercising and health enhancement.
 
 
 



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