Cath lab at Jeddah National Hospital opens Sunday

V.P. Mohammed Ali, chairman and managing director of Jeddah National Hospital (second from left), addresses a press conference in Jeddah on Friday

Saudi Gazette

JEDDAH – Prominent Indian Muslim leader and President of Kerala State Muslim League Panakkad Sayyid Haidarali Shihab Thangal will inaugurate Jeddah National Hospital’s (JNH) highly advanced cardiac catheterization lab (cath lab) facility at 8 p.m. today (Sunday).

V.P. Mohammed Ali, chairman and managing director of JNH, said in a press conference on Friday that the cath lab is part of the multi-specialty hospital’s move to make available the best ever facilities and services for those suffering from heart diseases. There are five cardiologists and support staff at the lab.

Mohammed Ali said that JNH, which is accredited to the Saudi Council of Cooperative Health Insurance (CCHI) and is adapting the standards of Central Board of Accreditation for Healthcare Institutions (CBAHI), is always keen to ensure that the patients receive the best medical care. JNH, which is equipped with state-of-the-art technology, has been expanding at a rapid pace with inclusion of newer services and better facilities. The hospital, with more than 500 medical and non-medical staff, offers a wide range of medical and surgical specialties to patients of different nationalities in a caring environment. The hospital is one of the first preferences for healthcare due to its competent doctors and dedicated nursing staff, focusing on continuous quality improvement principles, and medical care with patient satisfaction as its priority, he noted.

Ali Mohammed Ali, executive director of JNH, Dr. Fasil Bishara, cardiologist, and Siyas Impala, managing director of Impala Group, also attended the press conference. Dr. Fasil said the cath lab will enable JNH to provide fast treatment which is essential in saving the life of a heart patient. He noted that the cath lab is an examination room with diagnostic imaging equipment used to visualize the heart chambers and arteries and treat any stenosis or abnormality found without delay.