Iranian Pilgrim Receives Treatment in Madinah for Stomach Ailment

Madinah, A medical team at King Salman Medical City in Madinah treated a woman pilgrim in her seventies who suffered from severe stomach bleeding. The 70-year-old Iranian pilgrim underwent an endoscopy, a minimally invasive procedure that allowed medical professionals to identify the source of the bleeding. The examination revealed varicose veins in her stomach and esophagus, caused by high pressure in a major abdominal vein called the portal vein. The medical team utilized a specialized device to ligate the varicose veins, and applied medical glue to reinforce the closure, controlling the bleeding. Source: Saudi Press Agency

Governor of Taif Reviews Hajj Preparations at the Governorate Health Cluster

Taif, Governor of Taif Prince Saud bin Nahar bin Saud bin Abdulaziz received today a report on the work of the Taif Health Cluster in serving pilgrims. The report, presented by Taif Health Cluster CEO Talal Al-Malki, presented the amount and quality of the various health, preventive and awareness services provided to more than 14,000 pilgrims who arrived at the holy sites through the airport and Miqat mosques in Al-Sail Al-Kabir and Wadi Muharram. The governor was also briefed on the Ministry of Health Volunteer Project Sawaed (Hands-on), in which 400 health volunteers work to serve pilgrims. The cluster plan involves bolstering the health services at the holy sites with more than 30 ambulance teams, having more than 1,500 hospital beds and more than 100 intensive care beds ready, and assigning more than 600 health practitioners to work at health facilities at the holy sites, with more than 1,000 health practitioners at the ready for any emergency during the Hajj season. Source: Saudi Press Agency

Governor of Taif Reviews Hajj Preparations at the Governorate Health Cluster

Taif, Governor of Taif Prince Saud bin Nahar bin Saud bin Abdulaziz received today a report on the work of the Taif Health Cluster in serving pilgrims. The report, presented by Taif Health Cluster CEO Talal Al-Malki, presented the amount and quality of the various health, preventive and awareness services provided to more than 14,000 pilgrims who arrived at the holy sites through the airport and Miqat mosques in Al-Sail Al-Kabir and Wadi Muharram. The governor was also briefed on the Ministry of Health Volunteer Project Sawaed (Hands-on), in which 400 health volunteers work to serve pilgrims. The cluster plan involves bolstering the health services at the holy sites with more than 30 ambulance teams, having more than 1,500 hospital beds and more than 100 intensive care beds ready, and assigning more than 600 health practitioners to work at health facilities at the holy sites, with more than 1,000 health practitioners at the ready for any emergency during the Hajj season. Source: Saudi Press Agency

Iranian Pilgrim Receives Treatment in Madinah for Stomach Ailment

Madinah, A medical team at King Salman Medical City in Madinah treated a woman pilgrim in her seventies who suffered from severe stomach bleeding. The 70-year-old Iranian pilgrim underwent an endoscopy, a minimally invasive procedure that allowed medical professionals to identify the source of the bleeding. The examination revealed varicose veins in her stomach and esophagus, caused by high pressure in a major abdominal vein called the portal vein. The medical team utilized a specialized device to ligate the varicose veins, and applied medical glue to reinforce the closure, controlling the bleeding. Source: Saudi Press Agency

Al-Noor Specialist Hospital in Makkah Gears Up for Hajj, Dedicates Center to Heat-Induced Illnesses

Makkah: Al-Noor Specialist Hospital, a member of the Makkah Health Cluster, is ready to offer comprehensive health services to pilgrims during this year's Hajj season.

The hospital is well-equipped to provide medical, preventive, and diagnostic care to pilgrims.

One of the key services provided by the hospital is treatment of heat-related illnesses, including cases of heat exhaustion. To address these anticipated cases, the hospital has established a specialized center dedicated to heat stroke and heat exhaustion. The center is equipped with water spray nozzles, spray fans, and refrigerators for storing fluids and ice, and operates under the supervision of the emergency department.

The center, the first of its kind at Makkah hospitals, is staffed by qualified national healthcare professionals who are well-versed in treating heat-related conditions. They are available 24/7 to care for patients suffering from heat exhaustion or heat stroke.

Source: Saudi Press Agency

Makkah Hospitals Offer Pilgrims Remote Heart Patient Monitoring

Makkah: King Abdullah Medical City (KAMC) in Makkah has renewed its collaboration with the Seha Virtual Hospital for the second year to provide pilgrims with a remote heart patient monitoring system.

This innovative project leverages smartwatches to track vital signs and key physiological parameters of pilgrims with heart conditions. The devices transmit data in real time to a dedicated team of specialists at KAMC and the Seha Virtual Hospital, ensuring continuous monitoring throughout Hajj.

A key benefit of the smartwatches is their discreet design, which allows pilgrims to interact naturally with others while ensuring that their health is monitored. This feature significantly enhances their psychological comfort and overall Hajj experience.

This year, the program targets 100 pilgrims with heart disease; 20 pilgrims benefited from the service so far.

Source: Saudi Press Agency