Kuwait medical team checks 100 Syrian refugees in Turkey
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