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Air Ambulance Carries 68-Year Old Pakistani Pilgrim from Mina Emergency Hospital to KAMC for Urgent Cardiac Catheterization
22 September 2015
A critical case of a 68-year old Pakistani pilgrim in a need of urgent cardiac catheterization was carried by air ambulance from Mina Emergency Hospital to King Abdullah Medical City (KAMC).
Director of Makka Health Affairs for Hajj and Umrah, Dr. Muwafaq Abu Taleb said that the case was admitted to Mina Emergency Hospital and upon diagnosis, he was revealed to be in a dire need of a cardiac catheter; Dr. Ahmed Abdulrazaq, a cardiologist, indicated a cardiac intervention due to Angina pectoris. The case was referred to KAMC via its special hotline, and Red Crescent air ambulance was called in; to immediately and safely carry the case to KAMC. "In such cases, a patient is transported in an hour, as per plan," noted Abu Taleb. 

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