MOH News
 43,174 Patients Served by Makkah Hospitals Last Week
29 November 2017
​According to Makkah Health Affairs, over the last week of Rabie’ Al-Awwal 1439H., Makkah hospitals provided their medical services to 43,174 patients, with 1,314 inpatients, 24,002 emergencies, and 15,716 outpatients. “Also, the hospitals performed 237 emergency surgeries, 146 scheduled operations, 22 catheterization surgeries, 86 endoscopies, 233 natural births, 103 cesarean births, and 1,315 dialysis sessions,” stated Makkah Health Affairs.

Within the same vein, during 1438H., the One-Day Surgery Department (with a 22-bed capacity as well as two operating rooms 24/7) of Al-Noor Specialist Hospital-Makkah conducted 1,550 surgeries, in addition to several operations, including Cataract, Intraocular Cataract Lenses (IOLs), tonsillectomy, cruciate ligament​, endoscopy, and pediatric dentistry.

It is noted that these types of surgeries are conducted and patients are discharged within the same day in a healthy and safe condition; to provide beds for cases waiting at emergency departments and patients of routine surgeries, who are in need of hospitalization before and after operations.

It is worth mentioning  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, given 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. All are model centers. Also, all MOH's centers will be reconstructed with similar templates, in addition to new centers that will be set up. The new 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.




 



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