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Al-Ahsa: Youth Saved & His Arm Reattached After Amputation
18 December 2017
By Allah's Grace,  Al-Ahsa Health Affairs has successfully saved a youth's life. The emergency department King Fahd Hospital - Al-Hofouf  received a traffic-accident case of a 16-years-old youth. Immediately, he had advanced first aid. Then, he was diagnosed with rupture in the major aortic artery, blood vessels and some nerves. His right arm was also severed, with multiple fractures, abdominal, head and liver injuries.  

After having C.P.R., the patient was taken to operating room following a plan by the treating medical team for a number of prioritized surgeries. Thank Allah the patient was saved in a successful consecutive 8-hour operation. He had a stent in his aortic artery through his chest. The patient's severed limb was saved from amputation by repairing his right arm's arteries, nerves, fractured bones, as well as his head and other injuries. Then, he was taken to ICU for follow-up till full recovery as per the treatment plan. Thank Allah the patient was discharged from hospital in good health.

The Ministry of Health (MOH) has launched recently the (e-health) application to facilitate access to visual medical consultations on smartphones. In so doing, MOH seeks to employ cutting-edge technologies to enhance effective communication with service-beneficiaries, and to allow them get the needed specialized medical consultations.

According to MOH, the first stage of using the new App. will cover Northern Borders, Asir, Tabuk, Jazan, Najran and Al-Jouf Health Affairs.

The App. is designed to enable audio-video communication from 9 a.m. to 12 a.m. during working days, as well as weekends from 1 p.m. to 12 a.m. Accordingly, users can login into the application, communicate directly with a specialist, and have their cases diagnosed through the application. Hence, the specialist answers users' inquiries, provide the needed medical consultation and the necessary medical procedure.


 



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