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Najran: Successful Surgery for Baby with Congenital Defect
07 March 2018

By Allah’s Grace, a medical team at Maternity and Children Hospital - Najran has done a successful hi-tech and precise surgery for a baby with a rare congenital defect (no anus or anal canal). Hence, a new anal canal was opened and the rectum is connected to it.


According to Najran Health Affairs, the child is now 15 months old. He is in good health. This surgical procedure has helped the child follow the normal feeding system and natural functions of excretion. He is under observation by the outpatient clinics.

It is worth noting that the Maternity and Children Hospital is the reference hospital for sophisticated and rare surgeries for the newborn and children up to 14 years of age. The hospital receives referred cases from all health centers and hospitals in Najran and neighboring provinces.

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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