Doha: Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has concluded its medical convoy to the White Nile State, Sudan, with 55 surgeries and 400 medical examinations for the local community and the refugees from South Sudan.
Over seven days, the medical team worked on a daily basis, from early in the morning to late at night. The convoy covered the costs of transportation for patients to and from the hospital, accommodation, medical examinations, surgeries, and medications.
The beneficiaries thanked the State of Qatar, QRCS, Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), the Sudanese Red Crescent Society (SRCS), the Ministry of Health’s White Nile Office, and Medecins Sans FrontiAres (MSF) � Spain.
Peter, a patient who benefited from the project, described how they found difficulty looking for treatment before the medical convoy come. He expressed his heartfelt gratitude to QRCS and its partners for offering such integrated services for both the patients and their family members.
Dr. Ahmed Abdul-Rahman, Deputy Chief of Surgery Department, Kosti Hospital, commended the teamwork and positive spirit among the personnel from the partner organizations. “All the surgeries were successful, and the performance was outstanding. I would like to thank QRCS for its generous initiative to support us with medical supplies,” he said.
Mo’ez Othman, Health Coordinator at SRCS’s branch in the White Nile State, appreciated this intervention from QRCS. “We are happy with this bilateral cooperation,” said Mr. Othman. “Our volunteers worked hard to facilitate the mission of the doctors and take care of the patients and their family members”.
According to reports issued by QRCS’s mission in Sudan, the project cost a total of $61,000 (QR 222,650) and served 455 patients. The mission has already conducted multiple projects to enhance the social and humanitarian services in the fields of health care, water and sanitation, education, food security, livelihood, emergency relief, and promotion of social peace.
So far, these operations have exceeded $10 million in value, reaching out to more than 900,000 people. By the end of 2019, it is planned to double these figures to $20 million and 1.5 million beneficiaries, respectively.
Source: Qatar Red Crescent Society