MOH News
Sakaka: Successful Medical Intervention Saves a Patient's Leg from Amputation
18 January 2018

​By Allah's Grace, a medical team at Prince Mutaib bin Abdulaziz Hospital- Sakaka has saved a patient's leg from amputation.

According to Al-Jouf Health Affairs, the patient had a traffic accident that caused him right femur fracture, abdominal bleeding, right knee ligament rupture, as well as a rupture in the popliteal artery and blood vessels. In a surgical operation, the abdominal bleeding was stopped, the right knee joint repaired and the popliteal artery connected. Thank Allah the patient's leg was saved from amputation and he was discharged from the hospital.

It is noted that Prince Mutaib bin Abdulaziz Hospital (with a 300-bed capacity) is the central and reference hospital for Al-Jouf's hospitals and traffic accidents center. Last December, the hospital conducted 206 operations.

On the other hand, over the past year, MOH’s Home Medicine Program (HMP) conducted 311,522 visits by 320 medical teams (2,000 visits a day). The service was provided by 213 hospitals across the Kingdom.

Since 1430H., MOH has provided home medicine services through qualified medical teams across the Kingdom to the eligible patients at their homes and among their families; in an endeavor to enhance their physical and mental health conditions, and to give them and their families peace of mind. Also, the program increases the bed usability turn-over; thus, helping MOH serve more patients at less costs.

It is worth mentioning that the home medicine departments and sections across the Kingdom provide healthcare to patients with the engagement of their families, and meet their needs, in terms of medication and devices, which positively reflects on patients’ psychological, social and health conditions.​




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