Nigerian Siamese Twins Successfully Separated in Saudi Arabia

Al-Rabeeah thanked the medical team that performed the surgery for their efforts. SPA
Al-Rabeeah thanked the medical team that performed the surgery for their efforts. SPA
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Nigerian Siamese Twins Successfully Separated in Saudi Arabia

Al-Rabeeah thanked the medical team that performed the surgery for their efforts. SPA
Al-Rabeeah thanked the medical team that performed the surgery for their efforts. SPA

A specialized surgical team in Saudi Arabia separated the Nigerian Siamese twins, Hassana and Hasina, who were attached at the lower chest and abdomen and shared the liver, bile ducts, and intestines, after a complex surgery that lasted over 14 hours and was conducted in eight phases, with the participation of a 36-member team of surgeons and 85 members of the multidisciplinary medical team.
Advisor at the Royal Court, Supervisor General of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief), and head of the medical and surgical team in the separation of Siamese twins, Dr. Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Al-Rabeeah, explained that the operation comes under the generous directives of the Saudi leadership, becoming the 56th of the Saudi program for the separation of conjoined twins.
He added that during the past 33 years, the program was able to operate on 130 Siamese twins from 23 friendly countries, stressing the Kingdom's pioneering role in humanitarian work in general and the medical profession in particular.
Al-Rabeeah thanked the medical team that performed the surgery for their efforts, stressing that the achievement reflects the wise leadership's keenness to help people wherever they are. He added that it also reflects Saudi medical excellence, which aligns with the objectives of Saudi Vision 2030 to develop the health sector in the Kingdom and advance its quality and efficiency.
He extended, in his name and on behalf of his fellow members of the medical team, the appreciation and gratitude to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the generous support received by the Saudi program for the separation of conjoined twins.



Madinah Red Crescent Saves Pilgrim's Life

Photo by SPA
Photo by SPA
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Madinah Red Crescent Saves Pilgrim's Life

Photo by SPA
Photo by SPA

Swift action by the Saudi Red Crescent ambulance teams in Madinah successfully revived a 50-year-old pilgrim who suffered a cardiac arrest at the Al-Miqat Mosque, SPA reported.
According to Dr. Ahmed bin Ali Al-Zahrani, director general of the Red Crescent's regional branch, their command center received a report about a pilgrim experiencing fainting and cardiac and respiratory arrest.

Ambulance crews immediately responded, and upon arrival, medical personnel initiated CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and applied an automatic blood pressure device. After stabilizing the patient and restoring his pulse, they transferred him to a hospital for further care.