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King Faisal Medical Complex-Taif Helps Patient to Walk after Losing Legs
05 March 2018

By the Grace of Allah, the Department of Medical Rehabilitation at  King Faisal Medical Complex has contributed in rehabilitating a 36-year-old patient and training him to walk with the help of  prostheses (artificial limbs). The patient had his lower limbs cut because of gangrene as a result of diabetes. He was admitted to the Complex suffering from tumescences in the limbs, muscle weakness and incomplete range of movement for the knee joint. A rehabilitation program was set at the Physical Therapy Department and the patient carried out a one-and-a-half month long program for treating these problems. He was prepared to have the artificial limbs. . 

He was referred to the Prosthetics Unit two weeks earlier to take the size of the foot and start building his prostheses. The Complex made the limbs for the patient, who is now under a rehabilitation program to be trained to walk again.

It is also noted that MoH has increased the bed capacity of its hospitals in 2017 by 1822 beds, thus, making 43,675 beds in total instead of 41,835 beds. This is part of MoH’s endeavors to enhance hospital’s bed capacity for hospitalization and to reduce hospitalization waiting lists. By Allah’s Grace, this has positively improved MoH’s medical services and boosted patient satisfaction. To that end, MoH has inaugurated new hospitals, and geared up the present capacity of hospitals by recruiting more doctors and adding more beds .

In its report of achievements in 2017, MoH stated that one-day surgeries increased from 44% to 55% (with 112,095 one-day surgeries). Also, waiting lists were reduced through suppling health facilities with needed appliances for one-day surgeries, in addition to key indicators to increase the number of this type of surgeries .







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