Kuwait med­i­cal team checks 100 Syr­ian refugees in Tur­key

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HATAY: Kuwait’s ‘Shifa’ Hu­man­i­tar­ian Team has con­ducted med­i­cal check-up to around 100 Syr­ian refugees at Al-Amal Hos­pi­tal in Hatay Prov­ince, south of Tur­key. Most cases in­cluded women and chil­dren who lost sig­nif­i­cant por­tions of their body parts such as hands and legs, in ad­di­tion to nose, ear, and mouth due to ex­plo­sions re­sulted by road­side bombs and rock­ets from the on­go­ing con­flict in Syria, Dr Ahmed Al-Ab­dul­mughni, team’s mem­ber, stated to KUNA yes­ter­day.

Around 26 cases have been trans­ferred to sur­gi­cal oper­a­tions, with over 70 sur­gi­cal in­ter­ven­tions, Al-Ab­dul­mughni said, adding that th­ese surg­eries re­solves sev­eral prob­lems and bur­dens for the in­jured, en­abling them to re­turn to their daily life ac­tiv­i­ties.

It is Shifa’s 10th trip, con­ducted un­der the slo­gan “Wound Heal­ing”, which is or­ga­nized in co­op­er­a­tion with In­ter­plast-Ger­many and LEAP Global Mis­sions, and spon­sored by Kuwait’s Zakat House, he in­di­cated. Since its for­ma­tion in 2013, Shifa Hu­man­i­tar­ian Team has per­formed around 200 surg­eries and 1,500 med­i­cal check­ups, in ad­di­tion to pro­vid­ing medicine and treat­ment for pa­tients in refugees’ camps in Jor­dan, Le­banon, Bo­livia, Kenya, and In­dia. The team con­sists of sev­eral skilled Kuwaiti sur­geons, in ad­di­tion to other sur­geons from Ger­many, Greece, and Tur­key. —KUNA

HATAY: Kuwait’s ‘Shifa’ Hu­man­i­tar­ian Team mem­ber Dr Ahmed Al-Ab­dul­mughni con­ducts a med­i­cal check on a Syr­ian child. —KUNA

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