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Successful Surgery Restores Mobility of a Patient's Feet
09 January 2018
A medical team at King Abdullah Hospital- Bisha has saved a patient’s leg. He had an accident that caused him first lumbar vertebra (L-1) fracture, hemiplegia, left kidney and spleen rupture. The patient was referred by Tathleeth Hospital suffering from abdominal bleeding and paralysis of the legs. After due medical checkups, the team operated on his L-1 vertebra, and was keen to maintain his spinal cord. Thank Allah the operation was successful, the patient is in good health and has restored mobility of his both feet. 
 
It is noteworthy that King Abdullah Hospital- Bisha (with 365-bed hospital) is the main reference hospital in the region, featuring all medical specialties to serve the citizens of Bisha, Belgarn, Ranyah and Tathleeth provinces. Over the past year, the hospital conducted 6,628 surgeries, and received 17,162 inpatients and 215,322 outpatients including 133,659 at emergency and 81,663 at outpatient clinics.
 
It is worth mentioning that the Ministry of Health (MOH) is currently implementing MOH's Performance Program, which aims to boost productivity, performance quality and efficiency of health services in hospitals. The program is in line with the strategic objectives of the National Transformation Program 2020 towards achieving the Saudi Vision 2030. The program covers 70 main hospitals and features over 40 indicators to measure the performance of seven key therapeutic aspects, which have positively reduced the waiting times.
 
 
 



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