UAE - As many as 20 free heart surgeries were successfully performed recently for a number of low-income patients by the Ministry of Health and Prevention (Mohap) in Sharjah.
The operations were carried out as part of the 'Just For You' initiative by the ministry's Al Qassimi Hospital's Cardiac Centre, in cooperation with the Patients Friends Committee.
Dr Arif Al Nooryani, CEO of Al Qassimi Hospital, said: "Mohap continues its support for the needy and low-income patients, as part of its charitable and community initiatives. It also doesn't hesitate to take part in such initiatives that establish a culture of giving and support patients with low income."
"At a later stage and according to a specific programme, more heart operations will be performed for other cases in cooperation with a number of charities. These are in line with Mohap's strategy to enhance health in the UAE and provide comprehensive and distinctive services in a sustainable and healthy environment," he added.
Mitigating patients' suffering
Dr Al Nooryani pointed out that the initiative aims to alleviate patients' suffering and provide them with the best therapeutic and surgical services.
He also commended the role of the Patients Friends Committee, reflecting the importance of concerted efforts and community initiatives to enhance charitable work and provide the necessary support for patients.
Dr Al Nooryani stated that all surgeries varied from the installation of stents, cardiac catheterisation, branch arteries to severe calcification, using the latest technologies and practices. These were conducted by an integrated medical team, comprising five doctors, five technicians, and 10 nursing staff, he underlined.
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