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State-of-the-art Medical Supplies for Ajiad Emergency Hospital
17 October 2013
The Ajiad Emergency Hospital is one of the MOH's most important hospitals in Makkah, given its distinguished location in the central zone.
 
It serves the Meccan Sanctuary and its patios. Two health centers are affiliated to it; they both are located inside the Sanctuary.
 
The hospitals is specialized in treating acute and emergency cases throughout the year.
 
The director of the hospital, Dr. Abdul-Rahman Bakhsh, has pointed out that the hospital accommodates 52 beds, distributed as such: 32 emergency beds, and 20 cardiac IC beds.
 
“In addition to that,” he said, “the hospital receives critical cases from the two health centers, the Civil Defense Authority, the Red Crescent Authority and the Sanctuary' patios.
 
Critical and emergency cases directly enter the hospital, given the difficulty of transferring cases from the hospital, due to overcrowding.
 
Whereas mild cases receive the necessary medication, and then get transferred to another hospital, after doing the necessary coordination, to complete treatment there.”
 
Dr. Bakhsh went on to say that both the hospital and the emergency centers have been supplied with state-of-the-art medical equipments; not to forget the highly qualified calibers ready to handle medical cases, either critical or mild.
 
During the Hajj season, the hospital and two emergency centers are further reinforced with medical calibers, to work side by side with those originally working at the hospital and emergency centers.
 
The working day is divided into two shifts, each 12 hours, throughout the Hajj season.
 
Speaking of the statistics of patients, he mentioned that the number of patients received by the hospital since the outset of the Hajj season has mounted to 820 cases.
 
It is projected, however, that during the Tashriq Days, the number may mount two 100 cases every day, added to 80 cases in the two emergency centers. This number of course declines after the Hajj season.
 
Further, Dr. Bakhsh revealed that most of the cases received by the hospital and two emergency centers over the last period have been old persons and people with chronic diseases.
 
As a result of the effort they have exerted while performing Hajj, some symptoms have occurred. Another reason for the incidence of symptoms has been the negligence of the prescribed medications, especially for patient with diabetes, hypertension and heart diseases. “Each year,” Dr. Bakhsh concluded, “the applied standards are reviewed to improve the health services provided by the hospital.”



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