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Arar: Technical Skills Center Obtains AHA Accreditation
16 May 2018

​By Allah’s Grace, the Technical Skills Center of Academic and Training Affairs-Arar has obtained the accreditation certificate from the American Heart Association (AHA) for Basic Life Support (BLS). This accreditation aims at promoting the health practitioners’ skills, scientific and practical abilities, to maintain patients’ lives and safety and to achieve the best quality training.


It is worth mentioning that the Northern Borders Health Affairs features 12 specialized medical centers (a cardiac center, 5 diabetes centers, 3 kidney centers, and 3 dental centers), as well as 11 hospitals with a 1,410-bed capacity, which are enhanced with a number of delicate medical specialties such as: neurosurgery, heart surgery, bariatric surgery, endoscopy, and others. Also, the Affairs has 48 primary healthcare centers.


On the other hand, a number of health projects have recently been launched (at a total cost of SR 350 M). These projects featured Asir Central Hospital Infrastructure Development Project, in addition to other developmental projects, such as developing the ICU, adding 23 beds, launching the one-day surgery department, and developing the medical compliance system. Also, some vital projects have been added, including preparing and furnishing Prince Faisal bin Khaled Cardiac Center (with a 72-bed capacity, of which 22 beds for cardiac care) and two catheter labs, establishing a regional laboratory and poison control center, developing emergency transport system, and constructing residential towers at Maternity and Children Hospital-Khamis Mushait. These projects will achieve a qualitative shift in the health services provided for the advanced cases in Asir region, through increasing the ICU bed capacity to quickly accept the critical cases, as well as reducing waiting the lists for scheduled surgeries.






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