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Over 2,000 One-Day Surgeries Conducted at King Abdullah Hospital- Bisha
15 November 2017
Bisha Health Affairs has effectively implemented the one-day surgery program in a number of hospitals, including King Abdullah Hospital (with a 335-bed capacity); thus, achieving qualitative shift in the services provided by the hospital. The program also contributed to reducing the hospital's waiting list. Last year (1438H.), the hospital conducted 6,538 surgeries and 2,151 one-day surgeries, including laparoscopic cholecystectomy, hernia, fistula, hemorrhoids, as well as cardiovascular, eye, ENT (Tonsillectomy & adenoidectomy), maxillofacial and urinary tract surgeries.
The program's objectives include improving the mental condition of patient who will go back home in a short time where he will be followed on a case-by-case basis. This will also help reduce hospitalization period, and avoid the risk of hospital infections.
On the other hand, through a qualitative shift to reach all segments of target audience, MOH has recently launched the first-of-its-kind maternity and children clinic in trade complexes - namely in Hayat Mall, Riyadh. This initiative is designed to activate community's engagement and collaboration with MOH, to make services available in public places, in addition to providing consultations and awareness-raising activities to outpatients.
The new clinic features triage checkups, early screening of diseases including breast cancer, colon cancer, osteoporosis and hypertension. The clinic also conducts clinical tests, refers cases for further follow-up to reference bodies, boosts having healthy and balanced food, motivates breastfeeding, raises women's awareness, provides consultations, ensures natural child growth, refers children to concerned bodies if needed, stresses the importance of balanced food for children based on their age groups, in addition to educating visitors on the vital role of exercising and health enhancement.

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