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Posted On: 26 September 2019 09:39 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:05 pm

800,000 people to benefit from Qatar Charity's work

Binu Cherian
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Qatar Charity continues to implement the Bin Zamil Eye Hospital project in the White Nile State of Sudan at an estimated cost of nearly QR 2mn, with the aim to benefit more than 800,000 persons in the country.

In a press release issued on Wednesday, Qatar Charity said that the Bin Zamil Eye Hospital will contribute to providing good-quality facilities for the treatment of eye diseases, easing the suffering of patients like going to health centers located far away from their places of residence, and offering almost free services for eye patients with limited income.

The Bin Zamil Eye Hospital is a two-storey building. The first floor consists of a general clinic, an operating room, a laboratory, a pharmacy and an eyeglasses shop, while the second floor includes administration buildings, a doctors' lounge and a multi-purpose hall.

The hospital project is under implementation in Kosti located in the White Nile State, which is 321 kilometers away from the capital Khartoum.

The project place was chosen due to the urgent need of the region for good infrastructure for the treatment of eye patients, and the significant shortage of hospitals and health facilities in the area, in addition to the widespread prevalence of eye diseases and the inability of many patients to pay the treatment costs.

Kosti is a border area with South Sudan, and according to current statistics, there are more than 100,000 refugees in the area who are expected to benefit from the hospital's service.

Since its opening in 1994 to April 2019, Qatar Charity's office in Sudan has contributed to the implementation of more than 100 projects in the field of health in nine states of the country at an estimated cost of more than QAR 26 million, benefiting hundreds of thousands of people, as well as many projects that are implemented in the country.

It is worth mentioning that the White Nile State of Sudan has benefited from the relief assistance provided by Qatar Charity recently to flood victims.

Source: QNA