A number of Cardio Specialists at Jubail Health Conference recommend the proliferation of the Cardiac Care Centers Kingdom wide.. They pointed out that the growth of such centers is considered a preventive step that will reduce the costs for treatment of heart patients in the Kingdom. The Consultant of Internal Medicine, Diabetes and Cardiology at the RCH, Dr. Munawar Al-Majnouni explained that the treatment of heart failure disease is an important and essential issue for physicians working in cardio centers within the Kingdom.
He also, expressed that the participating doctors recommended establishment of specialized care centers for the patients of heart failure disease in various administrative regions in the Kingdom to meet the increasing demand, provide care services and conduct important operations such as heart transplant. He, also, said that the increasing numbers and the high rates of heart diseases in the Kingdom are a consequent of various internal diseases wide spreading, such as, diabetes, that hits approximately 30 % of the population of the kingdom in which can lead to heart diseases. Nevertheless, the same issue applies to the rest of internal diseases such as chronic blood pressure.
Moreover, Dr. Munawar Al-Majnouni hinted to fact that the cost of treating patients of heart diseases in the Kingdom is very high, and he press for more preventive efforts to reduce the spread of such diseases with applying modern techniques used in the treatment of myocardial failure, which was addressed during the conference sessions. In addition, he pointed out that the participants have shed light on organ transplant, which is used to treat and improve symptoms for some patients.
Likewise, the experts discussed the latest methods of strokes treatment and compare their results with the traditional medicine used in the scoagulant solvents, suggesting that the main drug currently used to treat strokes is to find heart catheters to treat strokes in an effective way.
As for rating the Kingdom with regard of cardio disease he said: "Unfortunately, there are no accurate and reliable figures from different service providers. There is no link and accurate assessment of the incidence of heart strokes or heart diseases. Therefore, we recommended the establishment of a national records office to conduct very accurate statistics.”.
With regard to the most prominent causes and practices leading to heart diseases in the Kingdom, Al-Majnouni said that the failure to exercise sports is a major cause, while the health organizations around the world recommend exercising walking at the rate of 10,000 step. We find that the Saudis are considered the least people to practice walking, where they do not exceed 400 steps a day which is a very dangerous indicator, saying that the need to exercise walking is an important requirement and an urgent need to address the spread of many diseases such as diabetes and stress as well as heart diseases.
Jubail Health Conference sessions were held along with several workshops , where the first one dealt with Diabetes Mellitus & Related Complication presented by Dr. Rashid Dr. Rashid Aljuwair, Consultant diabetes and endocrine glands diseases at King Fahd Military Medical Complex in Dhahran. The workshop was attended by 24 beneficiaries from the Medical Services and those interested, who benefited from the open program and the information offered for discussion.
Disaster Plan at RCH Dr. Bader Alotaibi
The second workshop Occupational Medicine Overview presented by Dr.Emad Al Jahdaly , Endoscopy Consultant at King Abdulaziz University Hospital, and the third workshop was about Disaster Plan at RCH was led by Dr. Badr Saqer Al Othaibi, Consultant of Emergency Medicine and Disasters RCH.. In this workshop, Dr. AlOtaibi stressed the importance of ensuring the continuity of practical and theoretical training for all employees of RCH and the neighboring hospitals in disaster medicine by organizing basic and advanced training courses in disaster and crisis medicine, working on finding a team specialized in crisis and disaster management to be one of the first responders to any disaster or crisis. Working on capacity development as well as encouraging scientific research in the field of disasters and crises in the Eastern region in cooperation with all governmental and non-governmental entities, the periodic review of the disaster plans and crisis.
The fourth workshop was Preventive Measures in SABIC Healthcare , presented by Dr. Mohammed Gaber, He reviewed SABIC's preventive health care initiatives, in which the company encourages its employees to receive vaccinations recommended by the Ministry of Health on a regular basis. In addition, home immunization vaccination is being carried out to encourage SABIC employees and their families to be vaccinated.