2nd batch of Yemeni heart patients in Sudan for Kuwaiti-funded treatment

KUWAIT, Jan 31 (KUNA) — Kuwait Higher Committee for Relief on Sunday announced that the second group of Yemeni heart patients has arrived in Sudan for receiving treatment at the expense of the Kuwait Patient Helping Fund.
In a press statement on Sunday, Dr. Mohammad Al-Sharhan, head of the committee, said about 50 patients have been treated at expense of the State of Kuwait.
He added that the humanitarian initiative was the fruit of cooperation among several bodies, including Kuwaiti Higher Committee for Relief, the Kuwaiti Embassy in Khartoum, Sudanese Ministry of Health and a number of charities.
The Kuwaiti Patient Helping Fund and the Sudanese Health Ministry signed an agreement for conducting surgeries for Yemeni cardiovascular patients at Sudan’s hospitals, he said, adding this move is made after signing an agreement in this regard.
On Saturday, the first group of Yemeni heart patients arrived in Sudan for receiving necessary medical treatment. Kuwaiti Ambassador to Sudan Talal Mansour Al-Hajri said in a press statement that “We have received about 22 Yemeni cardiovascular patients in collaboration with Sudanese authorities and the Yemeni embassy in Sudan for necessary surgeries.” On his part, Yemeni Ambassador in Khartoum Hadi Amer voiced his gratitude to the State of Kuwait and the Sudanese Government for treating Yemeni patients, stressing that Kuwait has been aiding Yemenis for many years. (end) tab.hm