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Jazan: 65 Catheterization Procedures for Children on Dialysis at King Fahad Central Hospital
03 May 2018
​The Interventional Radiology Department of King Fahad Central Hospital- Jazan, in about a year, performed 65 catheterization procedures for children on dialysis. By Allah's Grace, and with the help of a highly qualified and skilled Saudi medical staff, the medical procedure contributed to saving the lives of many children with kidney failure. The department features two consultants, four technicians, and three nurses.
 
This medical procedure, through the interventional radiology, is an important treatment for children who cannot have dialysis access on their arms and instead a catheter is tunneled in the child's neck vein. In sometimes, the procedure is used as a rapid intervention for emergency and critical cases.
 
On the other hand, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has launched the Self-Assessment System for Private Healthcare Facilities, which is expected to achieve a significant shift in dissemination of self-control culture in the private sector; thus, contributing to raising the quality of health services.
 
According to MOH, the system aims to introduce the standards to be adhered to by the private healthcare institutions, as well as promoting the concept of self-control via an electronic system.
 
MOH said that it has launched an educational campaign through the social media to acquaint the health institutions with the self-control system's goals and benefits before start using it, and carrying out corrective actions, as well as briefing citizens on MOH's efforts to raise the level of health service quality and patient safety. It pointed out that the new system achieves many benefits, including informing the health institutions about the health requirements and promptly providing updates on them, in addition to measuring commitment to systems and regulations and proposing corrective measures.

It added that the system will be launched in phases, the first one for hospitals in Riyadh, Jeddah and eastern region followed by hospitals in other regions, then will be launched throughout the year during specified assessment periods. 
 
The system comes as an extension of the health service e-platform project which aims to unify all public and private sectors' e-services under the umbrella of a reliable and integrated electronic portal (the e-platform for health services).






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