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East Jeddah Hospital: Successful Emergency Surgery on Baby's Brain
15 November 2017
A team of neurosurgeons at East Jeddah Hospital has successfully conducted an emergency ambulatory brain surgery (to drain an acute epidural bleeding) for a 4-months-old baby girl. She was suffering from head bruises due to falling. She was brought to the hospitals' emergency with unstable consciousness and frequent vomiting. Then, she was transferred to a medical center in Jeddah for pediatric ICU. The CT scan on the baby's head showed parietal fracture, epidural bleeding and pressure on the baby's brain and nerve tissues.
 
The baby was prepared for an emergency surgery, and anesthetized through an optical fiber endoscope to drain her acute epidural bleeding. Thank Allah she has recovering, in good health and has been discharged fro the hospital.
 
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 the Ministry of Health, to make services available in public places, in addition to providing consultations and awareness 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, ensure natural child growth, refer children to concerned bodies if needed, stress the importance of healthy 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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