Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) medical convoy to Turkey has completed its work there, performing major surgeries for Syrian refugees at SEVG Hospital in Reyhanl, a town at the Syria-Turkey border.
The medical team comprised six surgeons of urology, ENT, and pediatric surgery. They performed 40 surgeries and made examinations for 140 patients. In addition, they provided pre-procedure and post-procedure medical care and medications free of charge.
In a statement, head of delegation, QRCS board member, and supervisor of the medical convoy program,Dr. Abdullah R. Al-Naimi said, "Throughout the mission, we performed significant and sophisticated surgeries for complicated cases of war injuries. Thank God, all the procedures were successful".
"QRCS pays increasing attention to those who are suffering and desperate for surgical intervention, but they cannot afford the costs due to their financial restrictions," he added. "It is our duty to relieve their pain and present as much as we can. As physicians and specialists, we use the knowledge and experience we have to help those poor people. We are usually members of all QRCSs medical convoys. Our sole aim is to treat patients and help them to regain their normal lives", he added .
Dr. Al-Naimi thanked the Ministry of Public Health, and the leadership of HMC for their constant support to QRCSs medical convoys with medical staff, equipment, and supplies. "This is not something unusual for the government and people of Qatar, who are known for their generosity and sense of humanity" he commented.
Another medical convoy has already been deployed to Bangladesh to perform cardiac catheterizations for children with congenital heart defects. This is part of QRCSs annual medical convoy program, which covers several needy countries this year.
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