1st group of Yemeni heart patients in Khartoum for Kuwait-funded treatment

KHARTOUM, Jan 30 (KUNA) — The first group of Yemeni heart patients has arrived in the Sudanese capital for receiving necessary medical treatment at the expense of the Kuwaiti Patient Helping Fund.
The patients were received at the Khartoum International Airport by Kuwaiti Ambassador to Sudan Talal Mansour Al-Hajri, the fund’s officials and several Sudanese health officials and medics.
Speaking to KUNA, the Kuwaiti ambassador said: “We have received 22 Yemeni cardiovascular patients in collaboration with Sudanese authorities and the Yemeni embassy in Sudan for necessary surgeries.” He said this initiative is part of a relief and humanitarian program approved by the Kuwaiti cabinet, aiming to provide medical help to Yemenis who have been affected by ongoing events in their country.
The Kuwaiti Patient Helping Fund and the Sudanese Health Ministry had hammered out an agreement for conducting surgeries for Yemeni cardiovascular patients in Khartoum, the Kuwaiti ambassador pointed out.
He added that the second batch of Yemeni sufferers are expected to arrive in the Sudanese capital later today.
On his part, Yemeni Ambassador in Khartoum Hadi Amer voiced much thanks and appreciation to the Kuwaiti government for its humanitarian initiative purposed to provide medical help to Yemeni patients.
He also thanked the Sudanese government for this “honorable” position, which reflected Sudan’s support and solidarity with Yemen during its current crisis. (end) hha.mt