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Jazan: 284,000 Patients Served by Samtah General Hospital in 2017
22 March 2018
According to Jazan Health Affairs, in 2017, Samtah General Hospital served 284,000 patients (174,398 emergencies and 109,602 outpatients) and 7,494 inpatients.

“The hospital also performed 502,164  lab tests (blood tests and chemical analysis), 51,281 x-ray examinations, and 5,789 rehabilitation sessions, 1,004 home visits, 3,129 premarital screenings, 3,121 birth cases, 2,475 surgeries, 17,129 dialysis sessions, in addition to 232,141 medical prescriptions”, added the Affairs.

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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