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Al Wakra Hospital, PEC andHGH see 1,500 emergency cases on second day of Eid

Al Wakra Hospital, PEC andHGH see 1,500 emergency cases on second day of Eid

CATHERINE W GICHUKI
DOHA
Hamad Medical Corporation’s (HMC) Hamad General Hospital (HGH) and Al Wakra Hospital emergency departments had received a total of 1,066 cases in 24 hours by Saturday evening, while the Paediatric Emergency Centers (PECs) across the country received 434 cases. However, none of these was a critical case.
The paediatric cases were recorded at PEC Al Sadd, PEC Al Rayaan, PEC Al Shamal, PEC Al Daayen and PEC Airport.
On its part, HMC Ambulance Service received 681calls.
Speaking to Qatar Tribune, Dr Galal Alessai, HMC Consultant of Emergency Medicine, Medical Toxicologist and Vice-Chairman for Corporate Affairs of HMC Department of Emergency Medicine, said HGH received 706 cases – 507 males and 199 females – among which only 14 required admission. Seven of the cases were medical and seven were surgical.
He said there was no critical case.
Of the cases received at Al Wakra Hospital Emergency Department, 237 were males and 123 females, among which 10 required admission and there were no critical cases.
“Most of the cases were mild to moderate and they were treated and discharged. Most of the cases were related to gastrointestinal related symptoms due to the change in food habits. Very few got admitted and those admitted were not critical as they got treated for a few hours and discharged,” said Dr Alessai.
According to Dr Alessai, the surgical cases were those that needed a simple procedure like appendicitis or cholecystitis.
“None of them was critical. Seven is a very small number compared to the previous years,” he said.
He added that medical cases were admitted for a few hours for management and discharged.
“Medical cases were those that needed admission for a few hours under medicine team where they got some investigations and treatment and then discharged,” he said.
Acting Chairman of Paediatrics and Director of Paediatric Centres Dr Mohamed Al Amri said, “We have three patients admitted in Hamad’s Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), among which two cases were from Al Rayaan PEC. The two had accidentally ingested anti-psychotic medication. We have another patient who is two days old admitted in PICU from PEC Al Sadd due to fever and irregular breathing.”
He added that another patient living with diabetes who presented with high blood sugar was under observation at PEC Al Saad.
“He is not a newly diagnosed with diabetes. He was presented with high blood sugar and ketoacidosis. He is stable,” Amri said.
He, however, added that there were five COVID-19 suspected cases.
Meanwhile, the HMC Ambulance Service received 681 calls on the second day of Eid Al Adha festivities.
According to Assistant Executive Director of the Ambulance Service Ali Darwish. Some of the calls were related to road traffic accidents, among which three were transported by air ambulance.
He said all cases were in stable condition.

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