More than 870 taking advantage of the university 5th health awareness educational program in Alharidh

King Khalid University, Media Center

King Khalid University (KKU) has provided health services to more than 870 beneficiaries, through its 5th health awareness and educational program which takes place in Alharidh Center. In addition, the University has provided, through the program, lectures, seminars and training, awareness, and educational sessions for the children and families of Alharidh, villages, and its affiliates.

Consultancy specialized clinics of the Faculty of Medicine have received 238 cases since the start of the program until the second morning. A case of a man suffering from a problem with the heart valves and a sharp drop in the pulse of the heart was converted to Asir Hospital. Another case of was for a man suffering from a sharp pain in his right side, and after making sound waves rays, it became clear that there is an expansion in the ureter, and the emergence of a large gallstone, so it was necessary to transfer the case to Al Qahma Hospital.

The clinics of the Dentistry College also have checked 236 cases who received appropriate treatment services, passed through several stages, including diagnostics, cleaning, and treatment of dislocation and roots, as well as outreach services.

The College of Applied Medical Sciences has provided services to more than 179 patients through laboratories, sound waves rays, ear rehabilitation clinic, back and neck, and arthritis.

Optometry Clinic also received 73 cases, who were checked by Dr. Bandar Aldhlak and Dr. Yahya Al Filqa. The clinic transferred seven cases of cataract to Mahayel General Hospital.

The program also provides a pharmacy supervised by the Medical University City, distributed through which medications to the beneficiaries of the program services.  Beneficiaries numbered more than 150, and the pharmacy includes about 200 varieties of medicines, most notable are drugs for chronic diseases, antibiotics analgesics and skin diseases, allergies, medications eyes and obstetrics, and gynecology, in addition to arthritis and rheumatism medications, digestive and urinary tract medications, as well as medicines for emergency cases. The Medical City of the University is also offering services in the program through a medical supply for all clinics of the program.

It is noteworthy that the program received 57 students from Omar bin Abdul-Aziz Primary School in Alharidh.  Tests and treatment services and underwent, as well as an awareness lecture on oral health. Mr. Talal Shalawi and Mr. Shadi also carried out a training course in basic first aid for about 70 students from Al Fahad Secondary School in Alharidh.