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MOH: 1,200 Surgeries for Pilgrims till Yesterday
22 August 2017
According to the Ministry of Health (MOH), since the beginning of Dhul-Qa'dah till yesterday, MOH’s hospitals in Makkah and Madinah have provided their specialized services to pilgrims during this year’s Hajj Season. The hospitals conducted 102 cardiac catheterization procedures, 6 open-heart surgeries, 752 dialysis sessions and 32 endoscopy procedures, in addition to other 259 surgeries.
“Also, these hospitals’ emergency departments received 9,935 pilgrims and outpatient clinics served 14,126 cases, while healthcare centers received 119,964 outpatients, in addition to 1,049 cases admitted to hospitals,” added MOH.
It is noteworthy that MOH pursues its program “Safe Surgery Saves Lives” (SSSL), which features providing free specialized healthcare services, including open-heart surgeries, cardiac catheterization, kidney blood and peritoneal dialysis, alimentary endoscopy, obstetrical cases, in addition to other specialized services needed by pilgrim patients. Furthermore, MOH activates field medicine and emergency services during Hajj, by gearing up a fleet of 100 small ambulances as mobile intensive care units, to handle field ambulatory emergencies, in addition to 80 highly equipped big ambulances.
MOH harnesses all human potential to serve pilgrims. More than 29.000 health practitioners - including various medical, technical and administrative groups - are commissioned under Hajj Manpower Program.


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