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Patient Saved at Al-Namas General Hospital
08 March 2018

Al-Namas General Hospital has saved a young patient with brain hemorrhage through a successful surgical intervention. The patient was brought to the hospital’s emergency. After due checkups, he was diagnosed with brain hemorrhage, so he was hospitalized in the ICU under direct medical supervision. He was given medicine to control his hypertension. Likewise, medical procedures were administered to reduce congestion in the hemorrhage area. Then he was put on the vital signs monitor. Thank Allah his hemorrhage was stopped, and he started to regain his consciousness. His blood pressure was also under control.

In addition, further medical checkups showed that the patient was suffering from chronic kidney failure. So, he was put and specialist observation for one week. His consciousness and muscular power improved. After he stabilized, he had a renal dialysis session. Then he was discharged from the hospital in good health.

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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