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King Abdullah Medical City: Patient is his 40s with Dilated Aortic Artery and Bleeding Saved
06 March 2018

​By Allah Grace, through a quick intervention, a team of specialized surgeons at King Abdullah Medical City - Makkah has successfully saved a patient in his 40s diagnosed with abdominal dilated aortic artery and hemorrhage. Immediately, the team decided to rebuild the aortic artery using stents through catheterization. The designated surgical team successfully performed a 1-hour procedure, and the patient was discharged from the City 48 hours later while he was in good health. 

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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