Hae­ma­tol­ogy unit in­au­gu­rated at Al Ma­nial Spe­cialised Hos­pi­tal

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Al Ma­nial Spe­cialised Hos­pi­tal in­au­gu­rated a new hae­ma­tol­ogy unit to sup­port adult pa­tients, in col­lab­o­ra­tion with No­var­tis and Egypt’s top spe­cial­ists. An im­por­tant mile­stone, the in­au­gu­ra­tion is yet another step to im­prove health­care ser­vices in Egypt and al­le­vi­ate the phys­i­cal, fi­nan­cial, and psy­cho­log­i­cal bur­den on pa­tients.

Ahmed Sobhy, gen­eral man­ager of Cairo Univer­sity Hos­pi­tals, said, “un­der the pa­tron­age of Dr Fathy Kho­dair,dean of Cairo Univer­sity’s Fac­ulty of Medicine, the sup­port and care of­fered by Cairo Univer­sity Hos­pi­tals now en­com­passes a hae­ma­tol­ogy unit for adults within Al Ma­nial Spe­cialised Hos­pi­tal, pro­vid­ing pa­tients with a full spec­trum of ser­vices, in­clud­ing the trans­fu­sion of blood de­riv­a­tives, chemo­ther­apy, and im­munother­apy to treat anaemia, bleed­ing, throm­bo­sis, and leukaemia pa­tients.”

Mer­vat Mat­tar, pro­fes­sor of blood dis­or­ders at Cairo Univer­sity, said, “un­til the year 2000, chronic leukaemia pa­tients suf­fered from the lack of ef­fec­tive med­i­ca­tion, with bone mar­row trans­plants seen as pa­tients’ only re­course, de­spite their low suc­cess rates and higher mor­tal­ity. The ad­vent of tar­get ther­a­pies gave pa­tients hope,and the de­vel­op­ment of sec­ond­gen­er­a­tion ther­a­pies was an un­prece­dented break­through in the treat­ment of leukaemia,bring­ing sur­vival rates up to 90%, and help­ing achieve rapid re­cov­ery with dili­gent follow-up.”

Mat­tar em­pha­sised No­var­tis’ role in pro­vid­ing pa­tients with nec­es­sary ge­netic PCR test­ing since 2003, help­ing to mon­i­tor chronic leukaemia pa­tients and follow up on their treat­ment progress.

Ahmed Ken­nawy, man­ager of Al Ma­nial Spe­cialised Hos­pi­tal, said,“we work to pro­vide hae­ma­tol­ogy pa­tients with ac­cess to com­pre­hen­sive and in­te­grated ser­vices,guar­an­tee­ing ad­vanced di­ag­no­sis and treat­ment. Hae­ma­tol­ogy is now a core el­e­ment of the hos­pi­tal’s spe­cial­i­sa­tions, pro­vid­ing treat­ment for anaemia, leukaemia, and other blood dis­or­ders. More­over, we have also in­au­gu­rated a new sur­gi­cal cen­tre and in­tro­duced car­diac catheter­i­sa­tion and care ser­vices.”

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