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Tabuk: First Open-Heart Surgery Successful at King Fahad Specialist Hospital
05 December 2017
According to Tabuk Health Affairs, King Fahad Specialist Hospital has successfully conducted the first open-heart surgery to a patient in his 50s. It is the first of its kind in MOH’s hospitals across Tabuk, as the hospital features distinguished specialists in cardiac surgery. The surgery was performed by a Saudi surgical team, who successfully connected four coronary arteries. By Allah’s Grace, the patient has been discharged from the ICU in a stable condition.

It is noted that, since its inception, the Cardiac Unit of King Fahad Specialist Hospital has successfully performed 400 cardiac catheterizations. Recently, a number of delicate medical specialties have been provided at the hospital to meet the patients’ health needs. Some clinics (solid tumor, ophthalmology, and obesity control) have been inaugurated at the hospital, in addition to the electroconvulsive therapy clinic at Al-Amal Complex. Also, a number of clinics and other medical departments will be launched in the near future, Allah Willing.
 
It is worth mentioning that 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 is 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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