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Hajj Pilgrim's Life Saved by Saudi Medical Professionals in Makkah

  • Publish date: Saturday، 17 June 2023
Hajj Pilgrim's Life Saved by Saudi Medical Professionals in Makkah

Emergency treatment was successfully carried out by a specialized team from Makkah's King Faisal Hospital to save the life of a 70-year-old Iraqi pilgrim.

The pilgrim complained of constipation, nausea, and extreme exhaustion; the Red Crescent took her to the hospital's emergency room.

Hatem Al-Masoudi, the spokesman for the Makkah Health Cluster said, “It was found after conducting clinical, laboratory, and radiological examinations that the pilgrim was suffering from a severe inflammation and inflation in the left kidney with an abscess that caused a high temperature and led to blood poisoning.”

Hajj Pilgrim's Life Saved by Saudi Medical Professionals in Makkah

The patient's left kidney was removed during emergency surgery. According to statistics, up to 60% of those who have a medical condition pass away.

According to Al-Masoudi, an integrated team of urologists, surgeons, and anesthetists completed the six-hour procedure. Following surgery, the woman was sent to the intensive care unit, where her overall condition drastically improved.


Al-Masoudi stated that although the Iraqi pilgrim had been experiencing left kidney pain for about a year, the medical condition had not been identified. He said, "This type of specialized operation requires the presence of an integrated and specialized team, and this is what distinguishes the health sector in Makkah. The Saudi government has put at the service of its citizens, residents and visitors distinguished medical expertise and a myriad of state-of-the-art equipment to provide them with quality health care services comparable to the best countries in the world.”