Via sabq.com (which translates as "Previously" or "Already"): because otherwise deal with "Corona" paid director of King Fahd Hospital in Tabuk request for exemption. The Google translation, which is more than usually garbled:
Tabuk: "Al-ever" that the health of Tabuk afternoon approved the request of the director of King Fahd Hospital allotted, to receive cases of "Corona" exemption from the hospital administration.
Sources familiar with the "already" Unlike that occurred between the health of Tabuk and director of King Fahd Hospital Dr. Abdulrahman Altalouha, on a plan to deal with cases infected with "Corona" as King Fahd Hospital is a center for the reception of infected cases and suspected Basabadtha virus.
He continued, "source": the controversy that happened a few days ago rejected the director of King Fahd Hospital reception minor emergencies or perform complex operations that require entry of patient intensive care, claiming fear of contagion to them in case they enter intensive care, and that there are two cases in intensive care infected with the deadly virus, Corona and one confirmed and another almost certain, students transfer cases that require her to carry out the King Khaled Hospital to ensure their safety.
He said: "Health Tabuk backtracked on its decision after agreeing to send all simple cases of King Khaled Hospital, confirmed the management of King Fahd Hospital receiving all cases, health officials sent a Tabuk to stand on it."
The source continued: "Health Tabuk also rejected the idea of opening a health center close to King Fahd Hospital to receive the simple cases, despite the approval of the Director of health centers, the opening of a health center; so as to prevent the mixing of cases cold," simple ", with suspected cases Basabadtha virus" Corona "; to ensure that transmission of the virus - God forbid - to the reviewers, "and demanded that the management of the King Fahd Hospital receiving all cases infected and suspect Basabadtha and situations that require the conduct and simple cases; prompting the director of King Fahd Hospital request his removal from office.
The source added that "the small size of contingency King Fahd Hospital does not allow the reception of cases of Corona, and receive other cases, especially a receives between 500 to 700 cases of simple; forcing the hospital administration to open an outpatient to receive the simple cases, despite the lack of administrative staff, security guards and workers cleanliness."
The source said that the incident took place last Thursday to expatriate, and after she was unable Hospital, King Khalid greeted to a lack of beds forced doctors at the hospital, King Fahd to receive him and make his process and Tnomah intensive care next to the infected cases Pkorona ", pointing out that the urgent need to reconsider the opening of the nearby health center from King Fahd Hospital.
"Already" asked for comment, "the health of Tabuk" about the reasons for accepting the request director of King Fahd Hospital relieved from his post, and is the reason for this was due to a dispute with the health of Tabuk on a plan to deal with cases of Corona, said media spokesman for the health of Tabuk Back Atwi: "did not justify the decision, and this The second time asking Dr. "Altalouha" relieved, to exercise his specialty as a doctor and a preventive during the past four months."
The story is confusing in part because many Saudi hospitals are named for one king or prince or another. If I'm reading it right, Tabuk's King Fahd Hospital was assigned to receive MERS patients. The director then wanted to refuse admission to minor cases and surgery patients, on the grounds that he couldn't guarantee their safety from MERS infection.
Health Tabuk then refused to set up a minor-case reception centre near King Fahd Hospital, and ordered the director to take everyone. The issue came to a head last Thursday when an expatriate, turned away from another hospital which had no bed for him, was ordered to be accepted into intensive care at King Fahd.
The director then asked to be relieved of his position, but it's not clear whether his resignation was accepted. Health Tabuk told sabq.org the director had already asked previously to resign.
Apart from anything else, this report suggests a serious lack of surge capacity in Tabuk's hospitals, as well as infection control problems: "worker cleanliness"is cited as a reason for the director's reluctance to accept all patients.