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Youth Saved at King Abdullah Hospital- Bisha
14 February 2018

By Allah's Grace, a medical team at King Abdullah Hospital- Bisha has successfully saved the life of a youth in his 20s with severe abdominal trauma. The patient was brought to the hospital where first aid was immediately administered to him by inserting a chest tube to remove a chest hematoma. Then, the patient was taken to operating room where he had abdominal exploratory procedure. The team managed to repair a diaphragmatic hernia, to control spleen bleeding, to remove part of the transverse colon, as well as repairing a gastric rupture and cleaning humerus wound. Then, he was hospitalized for 14 days until his full recovery, thank Allah. 

It is noteworthy that King Abdullah Hospital- Bisha (with 365-bed capacity) is the main reference hospital in the region, featuring all medical specialties to serve the citizens of Bisha, Belgarn, Ranyah and Tathleeth provinces. Over the past year, the hospital conducted 6,628 surgeries, and received 17,162 inpatients and 215,322 outpatients, including 133,659 at emergency and 81,663 at outpatient clinics.

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 18-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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