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Prince Abdulaziz bin Musaed Hospital- Arar Conducts 23 Successful Sleeve Gastrectomy Procedures
18 January 2018

A medical team at the Bariatric Surgery Center of Prince Abdulaziz bin Musaed Hospital- Arar has successfully conducted 23 sleeve gastrectomy procedures to treat morbid obesity without any complications, thank Allah.

It is noteworthy that the 6-bed-center has been inaugurated recently, on Thursday, Dec. 28th, 2017. It is one of the modern bariatric surgery centers providing obesity surgery services.

It is noted that the Northern Borders Health Affairs provides its health services through 11 hospitals, with a total capacity of 1,410 beds, in addition to 48 healthcare centers in the region.

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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