The Qatar Red Crescent Society is currently in Sudan, where it is providing 7,720 medical consultations and 246 surgeries to impoverished patients in two states.
The QRCS Sudan representation office, Hamad Medical Corporation, Primary Health Care Corporation, and Al Basar International Foundation are coordinating the project with Sudan’s health authorities.
Through two eye treatment camps in Khartoum and Gezira, the project aims to provide 8,000 free medical examinations, 2,500 eyeglasses and 800 surgeries, to the most vulnerable patients.
On Days 4 and 5, the medical convoy performed 135 glucoma and cataract surgeries in Makkah Eye Complex health facilities in Omdurman and Al Kalakla, as well as 2,300 clinical consultations in the Al Jalayin district and distributed eyeglasses and medications to patients ranging in age from ten to eighty.
On days 6 and 7, hundred and eleven cataract and glaucoma operations were carried out in Khartoum and Wad Madani (Gezira Makkah Eye Complex hospitals; 1,801 medical consultations were provided in Al Hilaliya, Makkah Health centre, and Wad Madani (Gezira); and patients aged one to eighty were given eyeglasses and medications.
Aside from medical interventions, the healthcare delegation and QRCS personnel in Sudan went to visit Al Awlidain Charity Specialized Eye Hospital in Omdurman to assess the hospital’s needs, which serves vulnerable communities across a large geographical area. It serves 700-800 patients per day from all states, with the majority coming from Darfur and Kordofan in the west, and is staffed by 45 specialist doctors and 40 assistant specialists.
The QRCS office hosted a seminar on postgraduate ophthalmology curricula in collaboration with the Sudan Medical Specialization Board (SMSB), which was attended by a big number of doctors and assistant ophthalmologists.