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King Saud Hospital – Unaizah Ends Suffering of a Patient in his 60s with Ureteropelvic Junction (UPJ) obstruction
05 March 2018

By Allah’s Grace, doctors at King Saud Hospital – Unaizah have successfully ended the suffering of a 61-year-old patient, who suffered from severe pains in his right loin, heartburn,  hematuria and chronic diseases. After clinical checkups, the patient had a CT scan which showed a 10-centimeter stone, which has caused a right UPJ obstruction. Doctors decided to conduct a surgery to extract the stone by endoscopy through an incision in the right kidney for lithotripsy.  After a 100-minute successful operation, the patient's kidneys have returned to normal function. Thank Allah the patient was discharged from the hospital in good health. The Urology Department at King Saud Hospital – Unaizah has recently conducted around 16 similar operations.  

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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