Bayt Abdullah chief: Award fruit of efforts over 25 years
DUBAI: Head of Kuwait Association for Children in Hospital (KACCH) at Bayt Abdullah Dr Hilal Al-Sayer said Sunday winning the ‘award of excellence’ in health and children was fruit of efforts, and persistence, exerted over 25 years.
In a news conference held for the winners of the “Takreem Arab Achievement Awards’ distributed in a ceremony held late Saturday attended by UAE’s Minister of Culture, Youth, and Social Development Sheikh Nahyan Al-Nahyan, Sayer said Margret Al-Sayer, his wife and the association’s director, contributed greatly to establishing Bayt Abdullah and winning the award of excellence. Sayer, who is also Board Chairman of the Kuwait Red Crescent Society, added that Bayt Abdullah started its work with one room in a hospital and evolved until it has become a matchless institution in the Middle East. He earlier added that His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah provided a plot of land on which the house (or bayt in Arabic) was built and inaugurated under his patronage in 2012.
Bayt Abdullah is specialized in alleviating suffering of children patients and providing them with medical care in their last days. Bayt Abdullah consists of wards to help mothers stay with their sick children, and offers 24 hour medical care including in-home services. —KUNA