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King Abdullah Hospital - Bisha Licensed to Practice Nuclear Medicine
31 January 2018

​Represented by Radiology Department, King Abdullah Hospital - Bisha has been licensed by King Abdullah City for Atomic & Renewable Energy (KACARE) practice Nuclear Medicine.

According to Bisha Health Affairs, the hospital's radiology department has equipped the nuclear medicine division in line with adopted standards and license requirements, including quality assessments of the division's training section, putting in place an emergency plan in case of radiation dangers, benchmarking radiometers, providing personal doses cards and measurements, as well ass appointing a radiation protection officer.

Also, the department has provided all needed appliances, including: SPECT-CT - a gamma camera for thyroid imaging and "hot-lab".

Nuclear Medicine is one of the key health fields, designed to diagnose different acutes diseases. It is used to detect and treat several types of cancer such as thyroid cancer.

It is worth noting that King Abdullah Hospital - Bisha is the first reference hospital in the region, serving the residents of Bisha, Bilqarn, Raniah and Tathlith. It features a 365-bed capacity and provides all medical specialties. In 1438H., the hospital conducted 6,628 surgeries. It also served 17,162 inpatients and 215,322 outpatients, including 133,659 emergencies and 81,663 cases at outpatient clinics.

It is also noted that the MOH has launched a daily specialization-based e-Waiting List for surgical operations on its online portal. The list features MOH's hospitals, along with surgical specializations and corresponding waiting days respectively.

The list also includes five levels of waiting days, from one to 180 days.

By launching this initiative, MOH aims to update all patients and beneficiaries of services provided by its health facilities on the developmental efforts to boost performance levels, and to provide high quality services to satisfy and meet the health needs of citizens.​

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