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King Khaled Hospital Saves a Child Who Swallowed a Toy
05 October 2017
According to Tabuk Health Affairs, a medical team at King Khaled Hospital - Tabuk has successfully saved a 10-year child who swallowed a small plastic toy; thus blocking his trachea. The child was referred by Duba Hospital suffering from shortness of breath and difficulty speaking. After due medical and radiological check-ups, a foreign object was found inside his respiratory system. Immediately, the child was taken to the operating room where that object was removed. Thank Allah the child is in good health. Over the past month, King Khaled Hospital conducted 138 surgical procedures, including 71 day surgeries.  
 
It is worth mentioning that the Ministry of Health (MOH) is currently implementing MOH's Performance Program, which covers 70 main hospitals and aims to boost productivity, performance quality and efficiency of health services in hospitals. The program features over 40 indicators to measure the performance of seven key therapeutic aspects, including emergency, clinics, surgeries, hospitalization, ICU, radiology and labs. The program also aims to develop the skills of health professionals to use the indicators and to identify performance improvement potentials, in compliance with patient safety and quality standards.
 
 
 
 



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