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Cardiac MRI Introduced to Rafha Central Hospital- Northern Border
30 November 2017
According to the Northern Border Health Affairs, the cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has been added to the MRI Unit at Radiology Department of Rafha Central Hospital, with a capacity of 100 beds. The new MRI system adds multiple features, including: cardiac imaging through any angles or ranges without using harmful radiation, producing clear and more accurate images of congenital heart abnormalities, having cardiovascular distinctive imaging, giving more details in terms of the pathological changes in the shape, structure and lining of the heart chambers. It also can be safely used for pregnant women and other patients without adverse effects, compared to other diagnostic procedures. It is used to detect anatomical, heart chamber and valve diseases, and to determine the volume of blood circulating through blood vessels and the pericardium.
 
It is noteworthy that the Ministry of Health, in line with its contribution to achieve the target of the National Transformation Program 2020, has launched the initiative of (reforming and restructuring the primary healthcare), as part of 40 initiatives designed to develop and improve the Kingdom's healthcare services and facilities to meet the needs of the community and the expectations of our righteous leader - may Allah protect him.
 
This new initiative aims to provide advanced outstanding primary healthcare services, to boost satisfaction with this sector's services, and to foster the outpatients' trust in health services. The initiative also seeks to restore confidence in primary healthcare centers, given the growing numbers of outpatients, to ensure accessibility to all beneficiaries to reduce the burden on different health professionals, to boost the preventive measures, and provide facility-based health services, in addition to reducing congestion on emergency departments and outpatient clinics.
 
MOH has recently launched the new design templates of primary healthcare centers at As-Sulaimaniyah, Al-Wadi, Al-Khaleej, Al-Murabba and Al-Mansourah. All are model centers. Also, all MOH's centers will be rehabilitated with similar templates. New centers will be set up. The news centers will provide all preventive, health and community services, while complying with CBAHI's standards. The services include consultation clinics, primary mental clinics, as well as other services such as immunization, maternity care, family medicine and early detection of chronic diseases. Also, the community will be engaged by creating community council to take part in planning health services. Each center will incorporate a training center for family medicine fellowship with a unified e-record database. The new centers feature a modern architectural style the required safety supplies. It’s noted that the work is currently underway to start the stage of mega centers according to MOH-approved medial facility identity.
 
 
 
 



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