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Arar Central Hospital: Successful Big Colon Tumor Excised From a Patient in His 70s
08 February 2018

By Allah's Grace, a medical team at Arar Central Hospital has successfully excised a big tumor from a patient in his 70s, who was suffering from bowel obstruction, swelling, constipation and vomiting. After due medical checkups and lab tests, he was diagnosed with a big tumor in his colon and duodenum. Immediately, he was taken to the operating room for abdominal exploratory procedure, tumor excision (4kg), partial colectomy, duodenum repair, in a 5-hour surgery. Then, the patient was taken to ICU for further follow-up till he stabilized. Afterwards, he was admitted into the inpatient ward. Now he is in good health. Later on, pathology revealed that the tumor was malignant. So, it was referred to specialized centers for further follow-up.

It is noted that Northern Borders Health Affairs offers its health services to citizens through 11 hospitals with almost 1,410-bed capacity. Also, the Affairs features 48 health centers.

On the other hand, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has launched the Business Call Center (phone no. 920018090) as a continuous endeavor towards achieving the objectives of the Saudi 2030 Visions;  to secure a favorable investment environment through providing optimal services, and to save time and efforts via a flexible mechanism to serve the business sector. The new center comes within MOH's strategic plan, which will greatly contribute to facilitating processes, enhancing the business sector's role in development. "This step is in line with the health system's initiatives under the 2020 National Transformation Program, where partnership with the private sector is a key pillar. Also, the Center will help boost efficient usability and enhance competitiveness. This initiative seeks to increase the private sector's contribution to health care financing.", stresses MOH.

Likewise, the new Center reflects a cutting-edge approach towards business customer care within the private health sector. The Center will provide a suite of services, including: (receiving request to the Ministry, follow up of financial benefits, receiving complaints and inquiries on medical licenses and private health facilities' commitments, any feedback on MOH's performance, and providing information on investment in private health sector.)

In so doing, the Center is designed to boost  satisfaction of both investors and clients of the private health sector. It also aims to streamline business processes at the Ministry, to boost investment, to promote private health facilities' efficiency, to foster trust between MOH and beneficiaries, to secure ongoing communication to create a healthy relation based on partnership, to improve MOH's responsiveness to provide timely assistance.

"Feedback will be received by the Business Call Center during official working hours from 08:00 a.m. to 04:00 p.m. 7 days a week.", MOH adds. the Center serves suppliers of medicines and medical appliances, owners of private health facilities, small and medium health facilities, public contributors to the health sector, national and foreign investors, national health manufacturers, and Service Procurement Program hospitals. The Center also provides its services to suppliers outside the health sector.​

Last Update : 27 February 2018 10:03 AM
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