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Riyadh: Over 176,000 Patients Served by Sajer General Hospital Last Year
05 March 2018

​​According to Riyadh Health Affairs, over the past year, Sajer General Hospital and its affiliated healthcare centers provided their health services to 176,031 patients (79,447 at the hospital and 96,584 at the healthcare centers).

“The hospital served 54,171 emergencies (47,034 cases, 5,234 surgeries, and 1,903 traffic accident casualties) and 25,276 outpatients. It also conducted 91 major surgeries in different specialties and 118 one-day surgeries. As for the supportive medical services, the hospital and the healthcare centers performed 173,331 lab tests and x-ray examinations, with 156,375 diagnostics (151,230 lab tests and 5,145 x-ray examinations) at the hospital and 16,956 at the healthcare centers”, added the Affairs.

It is worth mentioning that MOH has increased the bed capacity of its hospitals in 2017 by 1,822 beds; thus, making 43,675 beds in total instead of 41,835 beds. This came as part of MOH’s endeavors to enhance hospital’s bed capacity for inpatient wards 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 2017 achievements report, MOH stated that one-day surgeries increased from 44% to 55% (with 112,095 one-day surgeries). Also, waiting lists were reduced through supplying health facilities with needed appliances for one-day surgeries, in addition to key indicators to increase the number of this type of surgeries.

Last Update : 07 March 2018 03:12 PM
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