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21,518 Patients Served by Makkah Hospitals Last Week
22 November 2017
According to Makkah Health Affairs, over the last week of Safar 1439H., Makkah hospitals provided their medical services to 21,518 patients, with 1,267 inpatients, 22,331 emergency cases, and 15,689 outpatients. “Also, the hospitals performed 249 emergency surgeries, 140 scheduled operations, 17 catheterization surgeries, 131 endoscopies, 339 birth cases, and 1,355 dialysis sessions,” stated Makkah Health Affairs.
 
The Affairs also added that during last October, the one-day surgeries increased to 76%, while the number long-hospitalized patients decreased to 40 cases at Makkah hospitals. The bed management is designed to ensure that beds are effectively operated and managed to reduce hospitalization period, to increase the bed turnover to provide beds for patients in emergency and routine cases, to activate the one-day surgeries at hospitals, to activate the e-program, to introduce the indicators data (bed-capacity and active and closed beds) of Bed Management Program in hospitals, and to activate the departments facilitating patient discharge.
 
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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