Ref No.: RYD-15-961-103353​
Date:​ (G) 17-September-2015
 (H) 04 Dhual Hijja 1436
​ ​ To:​
Dr. Saadi Taher, Excutive Director, Medical Services, King Abdulaziz Medical City - Riyadh
Mr. Abdullah Al Aamer, Excutive Director, Oerations, King Abdulaziz Medical City - Riyadh
Dr. Hanan Balkhy, Excutive Director, Infection prevention and Control​​
From:​ Dr. Bandar Al Knawy, Chief Executive Officer, Ministry of National Guard - Health Affairs
Subject:​ Surgical Tower

Further to the approved re-commissioning plan, after extensive and careful review and strong recommendation by Infection Control Expert and Consultants from johns Hopkins and University Collage of London Hospitals who visited KAMC-Riyadh this week and as recommended by MNGHA Infection prevention and Control to allocate the Surgical Tower as temporary Corona Isolation Unit for the next few weeks .

The selection of Surgical Tower is based on location , control of accessibility of ICU , and availability of negative pressure .. Therefore, confirmed and suspected cases of MERS-CoV will be gradually transferred to the Surgical Tower over the next few days .

 The following measures has been established as part of the re-commissioning plan :

  • Clinical Management Team  
  • Strict infection control plan with monitoring process 
  • Establishment of Corona Prevention and Response Team (CPRT)

I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely appreciate all healthcare staff who have been taking care of our patients for their excellent clinical care and standards .

Please take all necessary steps from Medical, Operational and Infection Prevention and Control Department to achieve this plan .

I look forward to seeing us all working together to overcome this challenging crisis . 

Thank you 

Last Modified

20-Oct-2015 03:34 PM