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Successful Face Reconstruction Surgery at Khaybar General Hospital- Madinah
16 November 2017
A specialized surgical team at Khaybar General Hospital- Madinah, has successfully ended the suffering of a 12-year-old child injured in a traffic accident. He was brought to the emergency department with partially occluded face, and multiple wounds to his face, limbs, right eyebrow and mouth. After due medical and radiological checkups, the medical team decided to operate on him to reconstruct the face and its occluded parts, and to suture the deep wounds. Thank Allah the 90-minute-surgery was successful and the child was discharged from the hospital in good health. 
It is noteworthy that Khaybar General Hospital, with a 100-bed capacity, receives increasing numbers of outpatients due to its location on the Madinah-Tabuk highway. According to statistics, the hospital's emergency department received 114,856 outpatients last year, 1438H.
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.

Last Update : 18 December 2017 12:25 PM
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