With funding from Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD), Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has delivered a batch of medical supplies to the Khartoum Teaching Eye Hospital (KTEH) in Sudan as part of a medical convoy project to treat eye diseases under the Sudan relief campaign.
“We are proud of our continuing partnership with our strategic partner QRCS. They made commendable efforts to execute the project up to the highest standards,” QFFD Country Programme Management director Sultan bin Ahmed al-Asiri said in a press statement.
“This and other similar projects are crucial to go on with our development efforts in Sudan. Now, the country is particularly in need of medical assistance, in the aftermath of the flash floods of August 2020, which left behind severe damage and casualties,” he added.
QRCS’s head of Mission in Sudan Dr Awadullah Hamdan said: “The medical supplies include 18 categories of assorted consumables, medications, and other items to ensure that the hospital’s patients have access to medical treatment. We will continue to deploy medical convoys in diverse specialties”.
KTEH general manager Dr Somaya Ali Daboura lauded QRCS’ enormous contributions, thanking the organisation and QFFD for their generous support at a time when the hospital is desperate for such medical supplies.
“The hospital needs more medical equipment and consumables to be able to serve the community. The humanitarian medical assistance given by Qatar represents a praiseworthy instance of solidarity,” Dr Daboura said.
A high-profile delegation from QRCS, headed by its secretary-general, Ali bin Hassan al-Hammadi, visited the affected districts in the capital city of Khartoum to identify the damage caused by the flooding.
An agreement was signed with the Sudanese Red Crescent Society to establish eight water plants for the benefit of 20,000 people in North Kordofan State.
Launched by QRCS in August 2020, the Sudan Relief Campaign involved many emergency relief activities.
Successive medical aid shipments were deployed by QRCS to Khartoum, in addition to other shipments by QRCS and the Turkish Red Crescent, under a tripartite agreement signed with SRCS.
The shipments included a wide range of medical supplies, food items, hygiene kits, shelter kits, power generators, and the Kit-5 water supply system.
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