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1st Successful Open-Heart Surgery at (PSCC) in Najran
03 February 2013
Prince Sultan Cardiac Center in Najran successfully carried out its first open-heart surgery – praise be to Allah - in accordance with the directives of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, to expand the provision of such specialized services, offer the best health services for citizens and seek to serve them and meet their health needs within the framework of the MOH's strenuous endeavors and the National Project for Integrated and Comprehensive Health Care to provide specialized health services.
 
The open-heart surgery was successfully performed by a team comprising 14 specialists on a 43-year-old woman. The patient is currently enjoying stable health condition.
His Excellency the Minister of Health, Dr. Abdullah Abdulaziz Al Rabeeah, clarified that the directives given by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques to expand in establishing such specialized medical centers embody the keen interest of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques in the well-being of Saudi citizens and his continuous support for the health sector that witnesses a distinguished, comprehensive quantum leap, as evidently manifested in promoting the performance of health facilities and providing high quality health services for citizens.
Dr. Al-Rabeeah pointed out that, under this year’s budget, three more cardiac centers have been approved, to be added to the existing nine centers, bringing the total to 12 specialized cardiac centers prevalent across the regions and provinces of the Kingdom. These centers have contributed to providing in residence specialized services for citizens to avoid the burden of travel away from their respective regions.
 
It didn't escape Dr. Al-Rabeeah's notice to expound that the National Project for Integrated and Comprehensive Health Care includes establishing a number of such specialized health services; in a way that ensures that all regions and provinces are covered.
  
His Excellency concluded his statement by praying for Almighty Allah to save the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, and to confer upon him health and well-being; to perpetuate our Kingdom's safety and stability; and to make all of our deeds sincere for Him Almighty.
It is worth mentioning that the MOH has nine existing cardiac centers; which are: Prince Salman Cardiac Center in King Fahad Medical City (Riyadh), Cardiac Center in King Abdullah Medical City (Makkah), Saud Al-Babtain Cardiac Center (Eastern Region), Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz Cardiac Center in Hofuf (Al-Ahsa), Cardiac Center in Hail, Prince Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz bin Musaed Center (Northern Border Region), Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz Center (Najran), Madinah Cardiac Center, and the Center at the King Fahad Hospital (Jeddah).
As for the three new cardiac centers, they will be constructed in Jazan, Tabuk and Taif at a cost of SR 360 million, with a total bed capacity of 100 beds for each center.
It is worthwhile to mention that Najran Cardiac Center was operated four months ago. It accommodates 60 beds, one Intensive Care Unit, two highly advanced catheterization rooms and three operating theaters. It has successfully performed about 200 diagnostic and treatment catheterization surgeries as well as embarking on conducting open-heart surgeries. The center is staffed by highly qualified physicians, technicians and specialists. It is equipped with the latest advanced medical equipment. The center has obtained the accreditation of the Joint Commission International (JCI) Accreditation Standards for Hospitals. The Ministry aims that Najran Cardiac Center would be the citizen’s referential cardiac center in the Southern Region.
 



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