QRCS Provides Vital Medical Supplies for Sudanese Counterpart

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QRCS Provides Vital Medical Supplies for Sudanese Counterpart

atar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) signed an agreement with Sudanese Red Crescent Society (SRCS) to support the ambulance services of the SRCS and launch new humanitarian projects provided by the QRCS for the people of Sudan, as part of the operations of its representation mission there, in cooperation with SRCS and Sudan's Federal Ministry of Health.

A tripartite agreement was signed by QRCS, SRCS, and the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to provide SRCS with ambulance vehicles to support the Coronavirus control campaign in Sudan.

HE QRCS Secretary-General Ambassador Ali bin Hassan Al Hammadi signed the agreement remotely. Under the agreement, SRCS will be supplied with three fully equipped ambulance vehicles. Two of them will be used in combating the third wave of COVID-19. Together with the Turkish Red Crescent, QRCS had already launched a Coronavirus response in Sudan, providing $1.2 million worth of medical consumables, equipment, and PCR test machines for SRCS, covering over 120,000 beneficiaries in many states.

The third ambulance vehicle will be deployed to SRCS's health clinic at the Ethiopian refugee shelter camp in eastern Sudan. QRCS and SRCS are responding to the recent displacement wave from Ethiopia, by implementing a multiphase project for the benefit of 50,000 persons, at a total cost of $1,835,000.

 

As a donation from QRCS, HE QRCS Secretary-General handed over a number of lithotripsy machines to the Center for Renal Diseases in Sennar State. In coordination with SRCS, these supplies were received by Dr. Ismael Al Dhabih, director of the center, who thanked QRCS and the government and people of Qatar for their humanitarian interventions in Sudan.

HE Ambassador Al Hammadi promised to continue to back Sudan's health sector and commended the efforts of SRCS to fight COVID-19.

"SRCS is a strategic partner in executing our operations in Sudan," he stated after the signing of the agreement. "I hope that this contribution will pay off for the people of Sudan. Admirably, both parties work hard to serve the people of Sudan, by joining hands on many relief and development projects".

In 2015, QRCS had supported the center with 11 dialysis machines, water station, and rehabilitation equipment, at a total cost of $305,000. It serves patients with kidney failure in Sennar and neighboring states.

(QNA)

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