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King Faisal Medical Complex - Taif: Congenital Defect Successfully Excised from a Baby
03 January 2018
A team of pediatric surgeons at King Faisal Medical Complex - Taif has successfully removed a congenital defect from a 36-week-old baby, who was suffering from excessive biliary flow (nearly 60cm) with no faecal excretion.

After due medical, lab and radiology tests, he was diagnosed with congenital bowel obstruction. Immediately, he was prepared for surgical intervention, whereby some parts of the small intestines were found not fully grown. The congenital defect was removed, and his small  intestines were connected using endostaplers. Thank Allah the surgery has been successful and the baby is in good health.

The Ministry of Health (MOH) has launched recently the (e-health) application to facilitate access to visual medical consultations on smartphones. In so doing, MOH seeks to employ cutting-edge technologies to enhance effective communication with service-beneficiaries , and to allow them get the needed specialized medical consultations.

According to MOH, the first stage of using the new App. will cover Northern Borders, Asir, Tabuk, Jazan, Najran and Al-Jouf Health Affairs. Then, the App. will be used across the Kingdom, by Allah's Leave.

The App. is designed to enable audio-video communication from 9 a.m. to 12 a.m. during working days, as well as weekends from 1 p.m. to 12 a.m. Accordingly, users can login into the application, communicate directly with a specialist, and have their cases diagnosed through the application. Hence, the specialist answers users' inquiries, provide the needed medical consultation and the necessary medical procedure.



 



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