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Maternity and Children Hospital-Najran Ends the Suffering of Girl with Rare Congenital Anomaly
15 November 2017
A medical team at Maternity and Children Hospital-Najran has successfully conducted a delicate surgery for an 11-month-old girl, referred from a hospital in the region. She was suffering from a rare congenital anomaly characterized by the absence of an anal opening (imperforate anus) with a fistula between the rectum and genitals. By Allah’s Grace, she has become able to normally excrete after the surgery. Then, she was discharged from the hospital, to be subsequently followed up at outpatient clinics.

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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