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49 Catheterizations and 2 Open-Heart Surgeries for Pilgrims at Madinah Cardiac Center
03 August 2018

​​Madinah Cardiac Center, since the beginning of this year's Hajj season, 1439H., has conducted 49 coronary catheterizations for the pilgrims. The center received more than 86 cases and 49 of them were referred to the catheterization lab, two cases had open heart-surgery, and most of the cases were treated as emergencies. 

According to Madinah Health Affairs, 14 patients have been discharged while the remaining are under observation to ensure that they are healthy to perform Hajj with ease and comfort.  The Affairs continues providing its health services for the pilgrims and prepared 11 hospitals for this year's Hajj, 1439H. These hospitals are: Al-Ansar, Uhod, Al-Miqat, King Fahad, Maternity and Children, Pilgrim City (thoracic), Medical Rehabilitation, Khaybar, Al-Hanakiyah, Al-Hemnah and the Cardiac Center. Other hospitals were made ready to handle any emergencies. Madinah's hospitals feature 1,682-bed capacity including 114 for ICU. The hospitals are supported by 13 seasonal primary healthcare centers enhanced with specialized medical staff and cutting-edge appliances. The centers, namely: (Air Pilgrims, Gabriel Gate, Al-Miqat 1-2, Al-Majedi Gate, Land Pilgrims, Prince Muhammad bin Abdulaziz Airport- Madinah, Al-Safyah, Al-Salam, Yanbu Sea Port, Yanbu Airport, Al-Yutamah and Al-Selselah) will participate in implementing the Hajj plan. Also, 3 centers (Quba, Al-Awali and Uhod) were allocated to provide permanent primary healthcare services, in addition to 70 health teams.  

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