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King Faisal Medical Complex- Taif Saves a Child Who Swallowed a Metal Pin
22 March 2018

​By Allah's Grace, a surgical team at King Faisal Medical Complex- Taif has successfully extracted a 7cm-long metal pin form the airway of a 10-month-old child. Immediately after receiving the child who swallowed the pin, the medical team conducted due medical examinations. The medical team precisely located the pin in the bronchus next to the heart and blood vessels. Through a laparoscopic procedure, they managed to extract the pin despite its hard-to-reach location. Thank Allah the patient is in a stable condition and recovering without any complications.


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.





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