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Life of Tetraplegia Patient Saved at King Abdullah Hospital- Bisha
14 March 2018

​By Allah's Grace, a team of orthopedic surgeons at King Abdullah Hospital- Bisha has saved the life of a lady in her 20s with tetraplegia. The patient had a traffic accident that caused her fractures in her C-1, C-7 and L-3, while her C-7 removed and replaced with a synthetic one. The damaged vertebra was inside the spinal canal. The patient was transferred from the ICU to inpatient ward after her condition stabilized, thank Allah.​

It is noteworthy that King Abdullah Hospital- Bisha (with 365-bed capacity) is the main reference hospital in the region, featuring all medical specialties to serve the citizens of Bisha, Belgarn, Ranyah and Tathleeth provinces. Over the past year, the hospital conducted 6,628 surgeries, and received 17,162 inpatients and 215,322 outpatients, including 133,659 at emergency and 81,663 at outpatient clinics.

In its 2017 achievements report, MOH has added 65 new healthcare centers, bringing the total number of healthcare centers to 2,390 instead of 2,325. These centers, which have been enhanced with all required manpower, equipment and supplies, helped to provide more accessible health service to over 300,000 citizens. Likewise, working hours in 39 new healthcare centers have been extended to 11 pm; thus, making 204 healthcare centers operate until this time instead of 165 centers. In order to reach a comprehensive coverage, to reduce congestion and to satisfy citizens, MOH has enhanced the centers with well-trained doctors, medical and technical staff, as well as providing security services at the on-duty centers.

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