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Asir Hospitals: Over 5m Meals Served to Patients in 2017
14 February 2018

According to Asir Health Affairs, 5,034,544 meals were served to inpatients and their accompanying relatives in the region's hospitals in 2017. "There are 10 therapeutic feeding clinics which received 4,263 outpatients. Also, dietary counseling was provided through the front lines of the healthcare centers' 6 clinics", explains the Affairs. 

“All preparations were made to install "electronic temperature measurement program" in four hospitals namely: Asir Central Hospital, Abha Maternity and Children Hospital, Khamis Mushayt Maternity and Children Hospital and Ahad Rufaydah General Hospital. Also, quality program was implemented in Mahayel Hospital, Al-Frshah Hospital, Al-Madda Hospital and Bllahmer Hospital, and educational community partnership programs were activated (23 educational programs). In addition, 3 hospitals have obtained the ISO certification and 6 hospitals HACCEP certification.”, adds 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. It 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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