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39,354 Patients Served by Makkah Hospitals Last Week
15 November 2017
According to Makkah Health Affairs, over the past week of Safar 1439H., Makkah hospitals provided their medical services to 39,354 patients, with 1,313 inpatients, 21,283 emergency cases, and 14,661 outpatients. “Also, the hospitals performed 233 emergency surgeries, 130 scheduled operations, 28 catheterization surgeries, 107 endoscopies, 330 birth cases, and 1,269 dialysis sessions,” added Makkah Health Affairs.
 
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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