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Al-Alaya General Hospital: 400+ Surgeries Performed in 1438H.
28 November 2017
During 1438H., Al-Alaya General Hospital (with an 85-bed capacity and most health specialties) received 24,561 cases at outpatient clinics, 64,957 at emergency department (with more than 790 traffic injuries), 15,772 at lab department, and 17,752 at radiology department. Also, the hospital performed 640 surgeries in a number of specialties, including general surgery, orthopedics, ENT, and cesarean birth. 

Over the same period, the Home Medicine Program, implemented by the hospital, recorded 102 cases, while the hospital’s Dialysis Unit (with a 21-dialysis device capacity) performed 4,649 dialysis sessions.

It is noteworthy that the Ministry of Health (MOH), in line with its contribution to achieve the targets of the National Transformation Program 2020, has launched the initiative of (Reforming and Restructuring the Primary Healthcare), as part of 40 initiatives designed to develop and improve the Kingdom's healthcare services and facilities to meet the needs of the community and the aspiration of our wise leaders - May Allah protect them.

This new initiative aims to provide advanced outstanding primary healthcare services, to boost satisfaction with this sector's services, and to foster the outpatients' trust in health services.  The initiative also seeks to restore confidence in primary healthcare centers, especially with the growing numbers of outpatients, to ensure accessibility to all beneficiaries to reduce the burden on different health professionals, to boost the preventive measures, and provide facility-based health services, in addition to reducing congestion on emergency departments and outpatient clinics.

MOH has recently launched the new design templates of primary healthcare centers at As-Sulaymaniyah, Al-Wadi, Al-Khaleej, Al-Murabba, and Al-Mansoura districts, highlighting that all of them are model centers. Also, all MOH's centers will be rehabilitated with similar templates. New centers will be set up. The news centers will provide all preventive, health and community services, while complying with CBAHI's standards. The services include consultation clinics, primary mental clinics, as well as other services such as immunization, maternity care, family medicine and early detection of chronic diseases. Furthermore, the community will be engaged by creating community council to take part in planning health services. Each center will incorporate a training center for family medicine fellowship with a unified e-record database. The new centers feature a modern architectural style and the required safety supplies. It’s noted that the work is currently underway to start the stage of mega centers according to MOH-approved medial facility identity.


Last Update : 04 December 2017 11:23 AM
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