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Tabuk Affairs: Haql General Hospital Enhanced with Visiting Surgical Team
07 March 2018

According to Tabuk Health Affairs, a visiting surgical team from King Khalid Hospital-Tabuk has successfully conducted laparoscopic cholecystectomy for four patients at Haql General Hospital. The Affairs added that this step came as part of enhancing the region’s hospitals, including Haql General Hospital, to provide facility-based services to patients in their regions.

It is noted that Haql General Hospital performed 333 surgeries, with 92 one-day surgeries over the past year. It is one of state-of-the-art hospitals in the region with a 100-bed capacity. Also, it has been enhanced with cutting-edge medical equipment and qualified medical, technical and administrative staff. For the second consecutive time, the hospital has recently obtained the accreditation of the Saudi Central Board for Accreditation of Healthcare Institutions (CBAHI). 

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 : 08 March 2018 12:56 PM
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