Qatari Medical Convoy Performs Complex Medical Operations in Northern Syria

Qatari Medical Convoy Performs Complex Medical Operations in Northern Syria By A Robin - September 07, 2023
Qatari Medical Convoy

Qatari Medical Convoy

Assisted by Qatar Red Crescent (QRCS) and in partnership with Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), a Qatari medical convoy has completed its missions in northern Syria; a new humanitarian step intended to alleviate the suffering of patients displaced and living in host communities.

The convoy included a group of experienced doctors in the fields of urology and pediatric surgery, headed by Consultant Urologist at HMC Dr. Abdulla Al Naimi. The convoy resulted in examining and treating 47 health cases and performing 29 surgeries, which included specific and complex cases, such as surgical repair - through laparoscopic surgery - of congenital malformations in children (repair of hiatal hernias, anal prosthesis, and esophageal lengthening), surgical repair of urethral strictures and traumatic urethral interruption, upper gastrointestinal endoscopy for esophageal burns with caustic substances in children, and extraction of urinary stones by endoscopic Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy (PCNL), which are complex surgeries that were not available in northern Syria and were referred to Turkish hospitals either due to a lack of tools and techniques or a lack of expert personnel to perform them.

Besides conducting surgical operations, the team of consultant physicians also provided workshops for 12 urology specialists and four pediatric surgeons from local medical practitioners in northern Syria with the purpose of transferring expertise and advanced medical technologies to them to strengthen local capabilities and improve the quality of health care for residents.


By A Robin - September 07, 2023

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