Seha Virtual Hospital Saves a 70-Year-Old Pilgrim from a Stroke

Riyadh: A medical team specializing in remote strokes at the Seha Virtual Hospital and the Innovation Empowerment Center in Riyadh, in cooperation with the Al-Madinah General Hospital, has saved the life of a 70-year-old pilgrim from the Comoros, who was experiencing stroke symptoms.

The Ministry of Health explained that the pilgrim went to the emergency department at the Madinah General Hospital, suffering from weakness in the left side, in addition to previous health problems such as high blood pressure and diabetes. After taking the necessary medical procedures in the hospital, the emergency medical code for strokes was activated to coordinate with Seha Virtual Hospital to handle the case. The ministry said the pilgrim’s condition was remotely diagnosed by a consultant specializing in stroke medicine, and the necessary treatment for the case was provided, including a clot-dissolving medication. After completing treatment, a re-evaluation of pilgrim health condition showed a noticeable improvement.

steps come within the efforts of the Ministry of Health to benefit from the latest medical technologies and enhance the quality and efficiency of health care services, in a way that serves the pilgrims of the pilgrims and contributes to achieving the goals of the health sector transformation program and the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.

Source: Saudi Press Agency