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Makkah: Al-Kamel Hospital Implements Several Community Initiatives
20 March 2018

​Al-Kamel Hospital- Makkah has implemented several community initiatives, including training of public education students (male and female) on first aid, providing first aid kits, visiting home medicine patients, inquiring about their actual needs and giving them presents. Also, the hospital provided the one-minute test to measure blood pressure and diabetes, as well as vaccination against seasonal flu for residents and citizens of Al-Kamel province. Last month, the hospital participated in the Breast Cancer Awareness Month through provision of early detection of breast cancer service in the hospital. As part of the pioneering project initiated by the Advisor to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and Governor of Makkah "How to be a Role Model?", the hospital has been awarded the innovation prize at the province level in appreciation of its community initiatives.  


On the other hand, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has increased cardiac diagnosis of the newborn from 20% to 90% during 2017. In its 2017 achievements report, MOH stated that this process has helped early detect cases with congenital heart disease (CHD), treat them in initial phases, improve the health of cardiac children, and reduce the burden and economic cost for both patients and the state. To do so, MOH has boosted the efficiency of the medical teams in Newborn Units through continuous training, policies and guidelines, as well as new indicators that help monitor performance.

Likewise, MOH has increased the hearing diagnosis of the newborn from 17% to 89%. By Allah’s Grace, this has helped early detect cases of hearing defects, treat them in their initial stages; thus, enabling the newborn to enjoy a normal life free from hearing impairments. To do so, MOH has boosted the efficiency of the medical teams in Newborn Units through continuous training, policies and guidelines, as well as new indicators that help monitor performance.





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