Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has announced that it concluded its medical convoy to the White Nile State, Sudan, with 55 surgeries and 400 medical examinations for the local community and 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 hospital, accommodation, medical examinations, surgeries and medication, QRCS said in a statement.
According to reports issued by the QRCS mission in Sudan, the project cost a total of $61,000 (QR222,650) and served 455 patients.
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 hospital, accommodation, medical examinations, surgeries and medication.
The beneficiaries thanked Qatar, QRCS, Hamad Medical Corporation, Sudanese Red Crescent Society (SRCS), the Ministry of Health's White Nile office and Médecins Sans Frontières – Spain.
Peter, a patient who benefited from the project, described how they faced difficulties while looking for treatment before the medical convoy come. He expressed gratitude to QRCS and its partners for offering such integrated services for both patients and their family members.
Dr Ahmed Abdul-Rahman, deputy chief of the surgery department, Kosti Hospital, commended the teamwork and positive spirit among personnel from the partner organisations. "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 co-ordinator at the SRCS branch in White Nile State, appreciated the intervention from QRCS. "We are happy with this bilateral co-operation," said Othman. "Our volunteers worked hard to facilitate the mission of the doctors and take care of the patients and their family members.”
The QRCS mission in Sudan has already conducted multiple projects to enhance the social and humanitarian services in the fields of healthcare, water and sanitation, education, food security, livelihood, emergency relief and promotion of social peace.
So far, these operations have exceeded $10mn in value, reaching out to more than 900,000 people. By the end of 2019, it is planned to double these figures to $20mn and 1.5mn beneficiaries, respectively.