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Tuesday , November 19 2019

Kuwaiti surgeon conducts 12 operations on Syrian refugees – 4 surgeries took 12 hours: Al-Hajri

ANKARA, Aug 24, (KUNA): Kuwaiti surgeon at Al-Farwaniya Hospital Dr. Faisal Al-Hajri has conducted 12 urological surgeries to Syrian refugees in Al-Rihaneya in Hatay province southern Turkey.

Al-Hajri said in a statement to KUNA that he started his seventh volunteering trip to Al-Amal hospital on Tuesday and was able to examine more than 100 patients and made operations to 12 people with complications in urethral delivery system.

Dr. Al-Hajeri said he conducted 12 surgeries; four of them took 12 hours in operation room.

The trip, which lasts for three days, includes training of Syrian doctors working at the hospital on such surgeries, he added. The Kuwaiti surgeon has made more than 60 operations during his six previous trips, which started on November 2015 to Al-Amal hospital. The last trip was in May 2017.

Al-Rihaneya province is located on borders with Syria near (Bab Al-Hawa) cross point, with a population of 90,000 Turkish people while Syrian refugee population exceeds 130,000.

Turkish government allows injured Syrian refugees to cross into the Turkish region to get medical treatment at its hospitals at a rate of 20 cases per day.

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