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Najran: Successful Surgery Restored Mobility of a Traffic-Accident Patient
04 March 2018

​By Allah's Grace, a team of spine surgeons at Najran General Hospital has successfully performed a sophisticated surgery for a traffic-accident patient with a fracture in his 1st lumbar vertebrae (L-1); thus, undermining mobility of his lower limbs. After due medical tests, the team decided to perform an advanced surgery during which they managed to release the pressure on the spine and to immobilize the thoracic vertebrae with screws and plates. As a result, the mobility of patient’s lower limbs was improved and his ability to walk was restored.

It is noteworthy that, during the last month, the new hospital conducted 193 successful surgeries and served 9,487 outpatients at the emergency department and outpatient clinic.

On the other hand, MoH has launched the second season of Awareness Award “Wa3i” targeting participation of all GCC populations. With this Award, MoH seeks to promote the community’s health awareness, capitalize on the potential of youths and boost partnership between the community and all awareness stakeholders across the Kingdom and the GCC states.

The Award allows individuals to participate in any of its five different categories, including: Short awareness film, infographic design, motion graphic design, photography, and Snape Chat. Winner will receive cash prizes starting with SR 150,000 for short film winners. As well, both public and private schools in the Kingdom can participate through a short film on any health topic. So, the first winner school will receive a cash prize of SR 100,000.

To get more information on terms, conditions and Award standards, please visit the Award portal:, where all participations will be received. Kindly note that participations Award will be received until Saturday, April 7th, 2018 (corresponding to Rajab 21st, 1439H).

Last Update : 06 March 2018 03:06 PM
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