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Eastern Hospitals: Over 4.2m Meals Served to Patients in 2017
12 February 2018

According to Eastern Health Affairs, 4,246.664 ISO-compliant meals were served to patients in 18 public hospitals in 2017.
"This included 1,174.310 meals for fever patients, 316,799 for normal indoor patients, 33,088 for pediatrics patients, 650,350 for patients’ attendants (among their families), 880,185 for duty staff and 1,201.933 meals for female staff. The Nutrition Department provides food preparations to patients of the home medicine program. It also conducts periodic surveys to measure the satisfaction of patients and other individuals eligible for meals. In this regard, last year, 90% of beneficiaries expressed their satisfaction with food services, while the department pays due attention to feedback and food preferences of patients according to their health conditions.”, stresses the Affairs.
It is noted that last week several health projects were launched in Taif, which are valued at over half a billion SR, which will help - by Allah's Leave - increase capacity by 20%. These projects feature a maternity and children tower (280m SR) with 300-bed capacity, where 120 beds are allocated for incubators and ICU, cutting-edge medical appliance, an 8-beds integrated emergency department, 8 operating rooms and 19 specialized clinics. The hospital also includes a residential building for nurses to accommodate 1,300 nurses, in addition to an integrated entertainment club enhanced with needed services (valued at 71m SR).
Furthermore, the projects include a Nuclear Medicine Unit at King Faisal Medical Complex (13m SR). Umm Al-Dawam General Hospital will be launched with 50-bed capacity (52m SR), in several specialties, including internal medicine, dermatology, urology, ophthalmology, ENT, surgery, pediatrics, and mental health. Also, the hospital features cutting-edge emergency department, operating rooms, radiology and labs. In the same vein, the first stage of Al-Mahani Hospital is inaugurated with 50-bed capacity. Full operation will be stage-wise by Allah's Leave, where the first stage covers outpatient clinics (surgery, pediatrics, orthopedics, ophthalmology, internal medicine, dermatology, urology, ENT and mental health. Other stages will follow suit.
These projects also include 3 specialized units at King Abdulaziz Specialist Hospital (18m SR), due to the key role of certain medical specialties, and their contribution to integrated health services in Taif, to reduce referring medical cases to hospitals outside. Atop of these units comes the oncology unit, which helps diagnose and treat over 85% of various tumor cases. Its also helps administer chemotherapy. The division features the state-of-the-art medical standards, appliances and professionals. It also features a cardiac cath unit with three different subdivisions, namely: cath, diagnosis and thoracic pains treatment. It will help speed up diagnosis, early detection of clots and catheterization.​



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