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Over 1,000 Surgeries Performed by Mahayel Asir General Hospital During 1st Half of 1439H.
23 March 2018

According to Asir Health Affairs, over the first half of this year (1439H.), Mahayel Asir General Hospital recorded an increase in providing health services through its departments. “The hospital performed 1,020 surgeries (828 major and 192 minor surgeries), 36,572 diagnostics (x-rays, chromosome, ultrasound, CT, MRI, osteoporosis screening, and mammogram), 21,8153 lab tests, 760 dialysis sessions, 760 one-day surgeries, and 13,018 physiotherapy sessions. It also served 111,817 emergencies, 45,252 outpatients, and 5,792 inpatients. Furthermore, the healthcare centers and night-shift clinics served 293,714 patients, and conducted 1,203 birth cases, in addition to 153,804 medical prescriptions dispensed by pharmacies of the hospital and healthcare centers”, 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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