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​MOH: Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Adopted at the Ministry Office
02 January 2018
On Monday, in the presence of the Health Minister Dr. Tawfiq Al Rabiah, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has launched an initiative to train MOH's staff how to use the Automated External Defibrillator (AED) made available across the Ministry's corridors. This will enable MOH's staff to quickly handle any sudden heart arrest. The initiative features a hypothetical heart arrest and training MOH's staff how summon the fast response team, how to use the AED and how to  perform C.P.R. on a patient.

According to MOH, the event wall last for 4 days; seeking to foster this culture in the future among all masses in schools, markets and airports. The AED is designed for non-experienced users who have no medical background.

It is worth noting that MOH has recently launched in collaboration with Makkah province the imitative “Makkah, the City of Safe Heart”, which targets training 5000 individuals outside the health sector to to provide emergency care for people suffering from sudden heart attacks outside health facilities. The initiative first started inside the Holy Mosque and its surrounding central area to serve pilgrims, Umrah performers and visitors throughout the year.


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