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Successful Surgery Saves a Youth at Samta General Hospital
21 November 2017
The oral and maxillofacial team of Samta General Hospital has successfully saved a young man with a mandibular compound fracture, as well as severe bone and tissue rupture in the right side of his face. The patient was brought to the emergency department and immediately transferred to the operating room.
 
During a surgical operation, the team of maxillofacial surgeons successfully connected the ruptured veins to stop the bleeding.  They also stabilized the jawbone and partially repaired the surrounding tissues to prevent other complications. After his condition stabilized, the patient was taken back to the operating room for the final repair of the fracture and surrounding tissues. By Allah’s Grace, the patient has been saved after the successful operations and received necessary medical care.
 
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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