November 6th, 2016 ― Doha: Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has recently completed the second phase of its project to support the Al-Thawra Modern General Hospital’s Surgical Emergency Center in Taiz, Yemen, with funding from Qatar Fund for Development (QFD).
The second phase had been extended from 1 August to 16 October 2016, with a view to receiving more victims of the current war across the country.
In partnership with Yemen Medical Charitable Society – Taiz and the Al-Thawra Modern General Hospital, QRCS’s Mission in Yemen treated 64,606 cases (48,913 male and 15,693 female), including 63,914 cases that received dressing, inpatient, radiology, lab, and outpatient services. The remaining 692 patients underwent major, medium, and minor surgeries.
Also, the project hired 167 medical, assistant, nurse, and administrative staff of various specialties, such as general surgery, cardiovascular surgery, facial surgery, plastic surgery, neurosurgery, and eye surgery.
In his remarks, Dr. Ahmed Anaam, Chairman of the Al-Thawra Modern General Hospital, commended QRCS’s contributions to the Surgical Emergency Center, hoping for more support to continue to receive more and more injuries in the governorate.
Dr. Nashwan Al-Rabasi, Director of the Surgical Emergency Center, stated, “Thank God, the center has resumed work after being halted due to lack of resources and staff. QRCS’s intervention enabled us to receive and treat surgical cases, amid protracted war and increasing numbers of injured civilians”.
Dr. Sadek Al-Shugaa, Chief Doctor of Taiz, welcomed QRCS’s significant role in operating the largest surgical establishment in the governorate as well as securing medical supplies. He described QRCS’s success as outstanding compared to other peers.
Wessam Salem While Wessam F. Salem (4) was playing with his elder sister in front of their house in Beer Pasha, he was run into by a passing car. His father carried him to a private hospital, which required a high deposit that the poor father could not afford.
The child was referred to the Al-Thawra Modern General Hospital’s Surgical Emergency Center in Taiz, where an X-ray revealed a fracture in his right arm. Immediately, the child was moved to the operations room, and the orthopedic surgeon fixed the arm with a splint. The procedures was for free, fully covered by QRCS.
Following the operation, the father thanked God for enabling QRCS to treat his son, who would otherwise have a permanent disability. He also thanked the staff of the center for their professional medical care services.