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MOH: King Faisal Hospital- Makkah Geared Up to Serve Pilgrims
30 July 2019

​The Ministry of Health (MOH) announced that King Faisal Hospital- Makkah is ready to serve pilgrims during this year's Hajj, 1440H., and provide them with all therapeutic services from 5th-19th Dhu al-Hijjah, 24/7. 

The 228-bed hospital has developed an integrated plan to provide high quality health and therapeutic services to pilgrims through 1,180 staff of different medical, technical, nursing and administrative specialties. The plan focuses on harnessing all logistical, human, medical and clinical potentials, supporting the workforce in the hospital, giving priority to emergency, ICU and artificial kidney sections. Also, the plan includes increasing working hours to 12 hours (two shifts) instead of 8 hours, hiring locum tenens physicians and nurses, as well as inaugurating a recovery section with a capacity of 24 beds.

Also, five specialized clinics will be operated during Hajj, namely: ENT, eyes, fractures, EEG and dressing. The operation section will perform general surgeries, endoscopy, neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery and emergency surgeries for all specialties, as well as one-day surgery. 

The emergency section features 54 beds, including 28 beds for artificial kidney patients, as well as 36 beds for ICU patients. Also, the hospital's lab and blood bank provides necessary tests, and the bed management prepares beds for patients, as well as facilitating the procedures for discharged patients.
It is noteworthy that the plan included a medical convoy to transport the hospital inpatient pilgrims to Arafat to complete their Hajj rituals, accompanied by a medical team to follow up their health condition. 

Last Update : 01 August 2019 02:23 PM
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