Saudi Gazette – A Polish child suffering from a rare congenital heart disease arrived at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh on Friday after Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman ordered the child’s treatment at King Abdulaziz Medical City of the National Guard here.

Prince Miteb Bin Abdullah, minister of National Guard, directed officials at King Abdulaziz Medical City to take the necessary actions to implement the royal order, extending his thanks and gratitude to the King for his generous support and permanent follow-up of the development of the health sector in the country.

Initial medical reports showed the Polish child, who is one year old, is suffering from a rare genetic heart disease that requires a complicated and dangerous heart surgery and specialized medical care.

After arrival at the medical city, the child was admitted to the intensive care unit for pediatric cardiology. There he underwent a preliminary examination and a two-phase treatment plan was prescribed. The first phase will be a heart surgery next week. Then, a period of two to four weeks in the intensive care will prepare him for the second and last phase.

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