Medical team at Khoula Hospital succeeds in urgent surgical intervention

Oman Sunday 09/July/2023 12:39 PM
By: Times News Service
Medical team at Khoula Hospital succeeds in urgent surgical intervention

Muscat: A medical team at Khoula Hospital has succeeded in an urgent surgical intervention for an injured woman suffering from a complex fracture and a ruptured spinal cord following a traffic accident.

Oman News Agency (ONA), reported that a specialised medical team from Khoula Hospital, in cooperation with the Department of Orthopedics at Sohar Hospital in North Al Batinah Governorate, succeeded in an urgent medical intervention that took 4 hours, for a patient suffering from a complex fracture of the spine and a rupture of the spinal cord after she was exposed to a traffic accident.

The patient's condition required an urgent surgery that required the presence of the specialised team from Khoula Hospital late last Saturday night. During the surgery, the patient's complex fracture was fixed, and other fractures were treated. The operation was successful, and her health condition stabilised.

Dr. Mohammed bin Nasser bin Al Kindi, senior specialist in orthopedic surgery at Sohar Hospital, said that a 21-year-old woman who was involved in a traffic accident last Friday night was found to have a complex fracture in the spine with damage to the spinal cord, in addition to a fracture in the right femur that required urgent surgical intervention.

"The operation was performed by a team consisting of Dr. Sultan Al Kalbani and Dr. Walid Al Kalbani from Khoula Hospital, in cooperation with Dr. Mohammed Al Kindi and Dr. Kiran Fajr from Sohar Hospital. The operation took about 4 hours," Dr. Mohammed Al Kindi added.

Dr. Al Kindi stressed that conducting such operations reinforces the decentralisation policy pursued by the Ministry of Health to distribute health services outside Muscat Governorate, especially for cases that require urgent intervention.

Additionally, Dr. Mohammed Al Kindi pointed out the importance of having the necessary tools, equipment, and the presence of trained staff to deal with such surgical cases in district hospitals.

The health system in the Sultanate of Oman aims to ensure the provision of comprehensive, integrated health care to the entire population in a fair and accessible manner, by meeting the urgent need through providing services that citizens need, whether in Muscat Governorate or the various governorates, by responding to the call of duty for cases that need urgent intervention.