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RCA team performs heart surgeries in Eritrea

posted on 15/02/2008: 696 views



Asmara - A team led by UAE Red Crescent Authority and supported by Emirates World Heart Group performed a number of open heart surgeries at the Arota hospital in the Eritrean capital Asmara. The patients including men, women, and old aged are recovering and are in healthy condition, according to the team of doctors who performed the surgery. A number of paediatric patients suffering from congenital heart disorders were also successfully operated by the team, which included doctors from UAE, Eritrea, Egypt, Palestine, Britain and Canada.

The surgeries are performed on poor patients as part of the humanitarian work carried out by RCA. UAE based heart surgeon and Chairman of the Emirates World Heart Group Dr. Adil Al Shamari, who heads the team said that the patients can leave the hospital within a few days and lead the normal life.

A few days ago RCA had opened the Zayed Heart Centre at Arota hospital in Eritrea to train Eritrean medical cadres on heart care. Saleh Mekki, Eritrean minister of health was present at the event. – Emirates News Agency, WAM

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