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Laparoscopic Surgery Ends the Suffering of a Lady in Najran
25 October 2017
The Emergency Department of New Najran General Hospital received a lady suffering from abdominal distention with weight loss and anorexia. After due examination and tests, she was diagnosed with colon cancer. Then, she was admitted to the operating room, and the surgical team laparoscopically resected the tumor and connected the uninfected part to the rest of the colon. After the surgery, the patient was admitted to inpatient wards to receive the medical and nursing care until discharge from hospital. By Allah’s Grace, her health is currently improving. Besides, the hospital (with a 200-bed capacity) has conducted 1,667 surgeries and received 104,000 patients so far.

 It is worth mentioning that the Ministry of Health (MOH) has launched a daily specialization-based e-waiting list for surgical operations on its online portal. The list features MOH hospitals, along with surgical specialties and corresponding waiting days respectively, in addition to five levels for waiting days, starting from one to 180 days. By launching this initiative, MOH aims to update all patients and beneficiaries of services provided by its health facilities on the developmental efforts for boosting performance levels and providing high-quality services to satisfy and meet the health needs of citizens.



Last Update : 29 October 2017 08:44 AM
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