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Al-Jouf: First CABG Surgery at Cardiac Center
07 December 2017
According to Al-Jouf Health Affairs, a medical team at the Cardiac Center has successfully conducted the first coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery to a patient in his 50s. This surgery is the first of its kind in MOH’s hospitals across the region, as the hospital features distinctive specialists in cardiac surgery. The patient was admitted to the hospital, while suffering from angina. Then, the surgery was successfully performed after the coronary artery obstruction was confirmed. By Allah’s Grace, the patient was discharged from the ICU in a stable condition. Since its inception, the Cardiac Center- Al-Jouf has conducted 275 cardiac catheterizations (177 diagnostic and 85 therapeutic).

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.


Last Update : 11 December 2017 09:09 AM
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