MOH News
102 Hospitals and Health Centers to Serve Pilgrims in the Holy Sites
19 September 2015
The Ministry of Health (MOH) has announced that its hospitals at the Holy Sites are now ready to provide preventive and curative services for pilgrims during the Tarwiyah Day, Nafrah Day, and Tashreeq Days. Medical services are to be offered in Mina, Arafat, and Muzdalifah, as well as along the Jamaraat Bridge and Muzdalifah Walkway through 8 hospitals collectively accommodating 1316 beds, encompassing 212 IC beds and 145 ER beds. Hospitals are equipped with state-of-the-art medical devices and laboratories. They are also staffed with highly qualified medical, technical and administrative personnel who are ready and eager to serve pilgrims. Added to this, there are 78 health centers in Mina, 16 centers located along the Jamaraat Bridge. They all are well prepared for offering on-site curative services, and then moving the diseased pilgrim to the nearest hospital once his health condition is stable. 

These health facilities are reinforced with a fleet of ambulances: 155 ambulances equipped with the best and most advanced medical appliances to offer world-level ambulatory care. Out of these ambulances, 55 are large ones, and 100 are small, to function as mobile ICUs. They are staffed with highly qualified medical crews to best undertake the tasks assigned to them.

Mina Emergency Hospital:

Mina Emergency Hospital is deemed to be the cornerstone of health services provided in Mina. Given its outstanding location, it is hospital with highest patient inflow in the whole region. The 190-bed-capacity hospital covers all medical specialties, such as cardiology, orthopedics, pulmonology and ENT, aside from the ICUs, laboratory, radiology section and the pharmacy. The ground floor, accommodating 24 beds, is allocated for ER sections, including diagnosis rooms, the cardiac screening section, and a section for sunstrokes. Out of the 24 beds, 12 are for males, and 12 for females. The 1st storey of the hospital accommodates 42 beds, including 28 ICU beds, and other 12 ICU beds for medical isolation. That is to be added to two delivery rooms, three operations and endoscopy rooms, and a number of recovery rooms. The 2nd storey, accommodating 90 beds, is allocated for inpatient wards. The hospital is staffed with 630 employees, including consultants physicians, specialists, nurses, technicians, and administrative staff. They all are doing their best to provide pilgrims with high-quality, 24/7 medical care.
Moreover, the Air Ambulance Service has been launched at the hospital. A helipad has been build to receive the Red Crescent helicopters moving critical ER cases, where a specialized medical team would be in their reception.
 
Mina al-Jisr Hospital:

This 150-bed-capacity hospital is staffed with 400 employees (including physicians, nurses, technicians and administrative staffers). It encompasses numerous sections of various specialties. As for the inpatient wards, they are divided into internal medicine (grouping all specialties pertinent to internal medicine) and surgery (grouping all specialties pertinent to surgery, such as orthopedics and general surgery). 

Besides, the hospital accommodates 36 intensive care (IC) beds, and 3 beds for isolation cases, equipped with biomarkers monitoring devices and respirators. Furthermore, four of the hospital’s dialysis chairs have been equipped with new devices. Additionally, the hospital is equipped with 27 emergency beds and 6 highly equipped cardiopulmonary resuscitation beds. Over and above, 16 fans have been installed at the hospital to address cases of heat exhaustion and sunstrokes. Also, the hospital accommodates a small operation room used for handling emergency cases in need of critical surgeries.

Mina al-Share' al-Jadeed Hospital:

This 50-bed hospital accommodates 14 IC beds, as well as 2 IC beds for negative-pressure medical isolation, 2 beds for heat exhaustion and sunstrokes, 13 emergency beds, and 34 inpatient beds (males/females). In addition, the hospital is equipped with 13 outpatient clinics (for treatment and bandages), and 4 modern dialysis devices. Also, there is a fully equipped endoscopy section, not to forget the ultrasound and normal radiology devices for x-raying emergency and inpatient cases. The hospital is staffed with over 350 male-female employees (inducing physicians, technicians and administrative staffers).

Mina al-Wadi Hospital:

Though its 160-bed-capacity, the hospital accommodates 118 basic beds, 50 additional beds, 20 IC beds for females, 28 inpatient beds for males, 28 inpatient beds for females, 10 cardiac intensive care beds, 8 cardiac care beds, 4 intermediate care beds, and 2 cardiopulmonary resuscitation beds.

East Arafat Hospital:

This 236-bed-capacity hospital comprises several sections; such as the emergency section,  which includes 25 beds for newcomers, 3 beds for cardiopulmonary resuscitation, 23 beds for sunstroke cases, 17 beds for cooling, and 5 beds for post-cooling. The inpatient section, meanwhile, includes 54 beds for males, 38 beds for females, 5 rooms for isolation, and 4 single rooms. 

Within the same vein, the intensive care unit includes 48 beds and 4 isolation rooms. The outpatient section, on the other hand, comprises 21 clinics, including two clinics for dressing wounds, in addition to two 3-bed rooms equipped with the latest surgical devices, and a maternity room which is fully equipped for the urgent needs. Also, the hospital comprises two dialysis units with the latest devices.

The number of seconded staff is more than 400 employees, including consultants, specialists, residents, nursing technicians, nursing specialists, and technicians in radiation, anesthetization, operations, pharmaceutics and laboratory.

Jabal Al-Rahmah Hospital:

Jabal Ar-Rahmah Hospital at the Holy Site of Arafat has been fully ready to receive patients after completing preparations at the different sections of the hospital, including clinics, intensive care units, emergency sections, operation rooms, gastrointestinal endoscopy sections, laboratories, as well as radiation rooms and inpatient sections.

The hospital comprises 20 outpatient clinics, where the pilgrims are received and treated according to their health condition, as well as a public health clinic. Not only that, the hospital accommodates 140 beds, including 17 intensive care beds, two isolation beds and 6 recovery beds at the hospital’s three operation rooms.

As part of the MOH’s preparations for handling sunstroke cases, the hospital’s sunstroke unit has been provided with 24 beds, given all the seconded personnel, totaling 334, have been received, including physicians, technicians and administrative staffers. 

Arafat General Hospital:

After being supplied with a helipad, Arafat General Hospital has been acting as a main communication point used for transferring critical cases from the Arafat Mountain to the network of Saudi specialist hospitals in Makkah and other cities. Arafat General Hospital begins its actual preparations on Dhul-Hijjah 7th each year.

The hospital comprises 300 inpatient beds, 12 emergency beds, in addition to four cardiopulmonary resuscitation beds and 28 intensive care beds. Furthermore, the hospital encompasses a separate storey for isolation, made up of five big-sized rooms for infectious diseases, such as tuberculosis (TB) and meningitis. The hospital is staffed with 248 in-house employees, including physicians, nursing staff and technicians; in addition to other 180 mobile employees with the same specialties.

Namira Hospital:

The hospital has a capacity of 90 beds divided as follows: 12 beds for intensive care, 6 beds for intermediate care, 6 beds for heart care, 2 beds for sunstroke, 2 isolation beds, and 6 emergency beds, including 1 bed for cardiopulmonary resuscitation, in addition to 62 inpatient beds. The hospital has allocated 25 beds for medical evacuation; a number that can be increased. 
 
The hospital encompasses 17 clinics, including 8 general clinics, and 9 specialized ones, including a room for gastrointestinal endoscopy. The hospital is also staffed with 170 seconded personnel, including physicians, engineers, nursing staff, technicians, statisticians, and administrative staff.  Furthermore, the hospital accommodates four operative modern dialysis devices and two thermal-steam sterilization rooms.

 



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