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Kuwaiti ophthalmologist restores sight of 11-yr-old Palestinian girl via surgery

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Roa’a lost eyesight for almost a year

KUWAIT CITY, April 4: In a humanitarian gesture, Kuwaiti ophthalmologist Dr. Khaled Al-Sabti succeeded in restoring the eyesight of an 11-year-old Palestinian girl living in refugee camps in Jordan after an emergency surgery done in Kuwait. Dr. Khaled Al-Sabti who is representing Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) and Kuwait Embassy in Jordan told KUNA the surgery was done to Roa’a Ahed, in the left eye, where she underwent through another operation in her right eye last Wednesday at Kuwait Specialized Eye Center.

Dr. Khaled Al-Sabti during surgery with the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Kuwait Red Crescent Society, Dr. Hilal Al-Sayer

During trip last February to the Syrian refugee camps as part of KRCS delegation, they were told that the Palestinian child Roa’a lost sight for almost a year, he said. KRCS has undertook procedures for hosting the child with the help of the Kuwaiti embassy in Jordan, where she arrived in Kuwait last week with her father, he added. On her part, KRCS Secretary- General Maha Al-Barjas to KUNA, stressed the KRCS keenness to implement various humanitarian and relief works throughout the year in various countries in cooperation with its partners. “We at the Red Crescent are a humanitarian relief organization that works within International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, what we do is part of our work and part of helping people internally and externally,” she said.

Roa’a Ahed and her father Ahed Abdullah

The child case required hosting her in Kuwait, and we hope for the success of the surgery so Roa’a can return to her normal life and study, she added. As for Roa’a Ahed, and her father, Ahed Abdullah, they expressed sincere thanks to State of Kuwait for its humanitarian work. (KUNA)

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