MOH News
Successful Surgical Intervention Treats Disc Patient in His 40s with Foot Drop
07 March 2018

By Allah Grace, a medical team at Arar Central Hospital have done a successfully ambulatory surgical intervention to treat a patient in his 40s suffering for ten years from lumbar herniated discs (L-4 & L-5), for which he was taking analgesics only till he had some sort of foot immobility; thus, requiring immediate surgical intervention. On the same day, the patient was taken to operating room where he had a two-hour successful surgery. Thank Allah the patient has restored his foot mobility and walks normally. He is recovering in the coming few days, Allah willing.


It is noted that Northern Borders Health Affairs offers its health services to citizens through 11 hospitals with almost 1,410-bed capacity. It is 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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