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Over 99,000 outpatient cases received by Al Nahdha Hospital last year

Over 99,000 outpatient instances received by Al Nahdha Hospital final year

This was revealed by Dr Kamra bint Saeed, director of Al Nahdha Hospital.

Dr Kamra was speaking about the hospital’s achievements in the previous 45 years by means of the efforts of its staff, most notably in corneal transplantation and specialised surgeries of the head, throat and teeth.

“The hospital receives about 100,000 cases annually, and the number of surgeries conducted has increased during the past five years by more than 40 per cent, with about 8,640 operations being conducted during the past year,” she mentioned.

The physicians carry out about 800 to 900 surgeries month-to-month, and on a everyday typical of 35 operations in six significant operating rooms, she added.

Dr Kamra mentioned the corneal transplant service at Al Nahdha has began right after a short-term stoppage because April 2017.

“The Department of Ophthalmology at Al Nahdha Hospital started to re-implement the corneal transplantation to individuals who endure from corneal opacity.

“After the interruption of this service for a period during which patients were sent out, it started thanks to the efforts of doctors in the department, hospital management and the Ministry of Health officials who have helped in conducting these operations again.”

Al Nahdha gives therapy for citizens suffering from opacity in the cornea, conical cornea. It also gives corneal transplantation.

It is anticipated that such operations in the sultanate will aid decrease the quantity of instances steadily, which in turn will offer relief to individuals and the households.

Majority of the individuals are elderly and right after the procedure they require to keep for a although in the hospital to get care and therapy.

To enhance the level of healthcare solutions offered in the field of ophthalmology and also contribute significantly to enriching the field, clinical coaching for ophthalmologists is offered by the Oman Medical Specialty Board.

Dr Kamra mentioned that Al Nahdha Hospital has a contract with the American Eye Bank to offer corneal tissue.

On the most recent statistics, Dr Kamra explained that the outpatient clinic in the hospital final year received about 99,836 individuals in different departments with about 700 individuals or much more each and every day.

The examinations are performed in the ophthalmology division, in addition to the ear, nose, and throat (ENT) section, followed by dental, jaw surgery and skin.

“The emergency last year received about 60,000 cases with most cases in the departments of general emergencies, ophthalmology, etc. Eighty per cent of the surgeries are day care cases.”

The hospital has specialised healthcare employees and most recent gear in the operating rooms.

Dr Kamra mentioned the hospital adopts a culture of high quality improvement that aids to produce an encouraging and competitive atmosphere among institutions.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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