The volunteer medical team from the Kuwait Red Crescent Society announced today that it has performed 35 surgeries for needy and poor patients in Nepal, as part of a series of medical campaigns carried out by the Society to treat needy patients around the world.
Director of the Medical Services Department at the Society, Manhal Al-Enezi, said that this Kuwaiti medical campaign is the second of its kind and came to end the suffering of patients whose lives have stumbled as a result of their need for surgical intervention and are unable to perform it due to its high cost, in addition to their need for a team specialized in treatment, reports Al-Rai daily.
He added that the operations conducted by the team represented a qualitative charity work and found a wide response in Nepal and contributed to the treatment of many poor and needy patients, men and women with chronic diseases in villages and remote areas, who came in search of medicine and healing.
He explained the society had previously organized a treatment program for the needy in Yemen and Nepal, Syrian refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Iraq, and Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, in addition to providing medical devices and clinics to a number of National Societies.
He expressed his deep thanks to the volunteer Kuwaiti medical cadres who sacrificed their time, work and vacation to provide treatment to poor patients and alleviate their suffering.
For his part, the consultant and head of the Urology and Endoscopy Unit at the Amiri Hospital, Dr. Abdullatif Al-Turki, said that the society launched the second campaign of surgical operations in Nepal, which will contribute to treating more critical surgical cases in the hospital. This campaign is an extension of the first successful surgical campaign.
He added that the operations varied between micro-endoscopic intervention to remove kidney stones, endoscopy of the bladder and endoscopy of ureter stones, in addition to endoscopic excision of prostate enlargement and endoscopic nephrectomy.
He expressed his thanks and appreciation to the Kuwait Red Crescent for adopting this medical project and performing about 35 surgeries in cooperation with a specialized medical team from Karji Hospital in the capital, Kathmandu.
He stated that this great work was a balm and healing for many patients who are waiting for such operations at a time when the surgical operations carried out by the medical team are the best evidence of the vision and modern programs of charity and humanitarian work in Kuwait.