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Bisha: Successful Surgery Saves a Youth’s Hand from Amputation
20 December 2017
By Allah’s Grace, a medical team at King Abdullah Hospital-Bisha has successfully saved a 19-year-old young man’s hand from amputation. The hospital received the patient suffering from a serious injury to his right arm, which resulted in a rupture of arteries and nerves, bone fragmentation, and the loss of a large part of his skin and muscles. The bones have been successfully reconstructed and arteries have been connected. Currently, the patient is in a good health.

It is noted that King Abdullah Hospital-Bisha with a 355-bed capacity is one of the medical edifices in Asir, and a reference hospital for 6 hospitals and 89 healthcare centers across the region. The hospital also conducts one-day surgeries in various specialties, in addition to vascular surgeries. During 1438H., it performed 60 major surgeries, 44 minor operations, and 44 interventional vascular x-ray examinations.


On the other hand, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has recently launched the (e-health) App. 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 provide them with the needed specialized medical consultations.


According to MOH, the first stage of the new App. will cover the Northern Borders, Asir, Tabuk, Jazan, Najran and Al-Jouf Health Affairs. The, the App will be used across the Kingdom, Allah Willing.

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



 



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