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Dr. Al-Ghamdi 8 Training Courses to Be Organized at the Holy Sites' Hospitals
09 October 2012
   Dr. Abdulaziz bin Hamed Al-Ghamdi, the Director-General of MOH Hospitals, and head of the Hajj Technical Supervision Committee (on hospitals and health centers), pointed out that the Committee intends to organize (8) training courses at the Holy Sites' hospitals (in Mina and Arafat) on the Hajj common diseases, how to address them, how to tackle disasters, and how to tackle injury and burn patients; in addition to giving refreshing lectures on the fields of cardiopulmonary resuscitation, life-support, heat stress, sun strokes, and infection control in Hajj. In addition, they are to touch upon other important topics which the health practitioner could encounter during their work in the Holy Sites. Moreover, a constellation of specialized consultants of the various medical specialties are to participate in training and giving lectures, and these courses are approved by Saudi Commission for Health Specialties (SCHS) by 18 hours of continuing medical education.
He added that organizing such courses is to take place in each hospital separately, to make it easier for the participants, not to move them to other places rather than the hospitals they are tasked to work at, and to bring benefit to the largest number of participants. And such courses target the physicians, nurses, and technicians who work at hospitals in the Holy Sites; they are to be conducted on the October 18th, 19th, 20th, Allah willing.
He pointed out that, so far as the physicians tasked to work in the health centers of the Holy Sites are concerned, the training courses have been organized for the candidates in the regions where they already work before heading to Makkah and Madinah. It also covers the most common diseases of the Hajj and how to soundly address them.
It is worth mentioning that the Ministry of Health (MOH) has prepared for the pilgrims during 1433H Hajj season 25 hospitals (4 hospitals in the Holy Site of Arafat, 4 hospitals in Mina, 7 hospitals in the Holy Capital (Makkah), 8 hospitals in Madinah, in addition to King Abdullah Medical City). In addition to this, the number of clinical beds of the Hajj Sites' hospitals has reached 5250 beds (4200 clinical beds in the specialized sections, 500 Intensive Care beds, 550 Emergency beds), in addition to 141 permanent and seasonal centers in the Hajj areas (43 health centers in the Holy Capital (Makkah), 80 in the Holy Sites (46 health centers in Arafat, 6 health centers in Muzdalifah pedestrian walkway, and 28 health centers in Mina), as well as 12 health centers in Madinah.

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