(MENAFN- The Peninsula)
Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has inaugurated the first dialysis centre in Ras Al Ayn City, northern Syria, in cooperation with the Turkish competent authorities and the local partner, the Syrian Expatriate Medical Association (SEMA).
Being the only medical facility providing such vital services in that area, the opening ceremony of the new centre was attended by Deputy Governor of Sanlıurfa Province, Head of QRCS's mission in Turkey, Chairman of SEMA International, and Syria Humanitarian Assistance Coordinator at the Turkish Red Crescent.
The project is aimed at reducing the mortality rates resulting from insufficient specialised health care services for patients with chronic kidney failure, by providing life-saving dialysis services, as well as to give as many patients as possible access to such services, by supporting/creating dialysis centres in the northern parts of the country.
Under the $1.2m project, a total of 15,534 medical kits were supplied, to cover the needs of dialysis sessions at 10 centres for three months. These provisions will help 446 patients to receive treatment.
Among the supplies were 15 dialysis machines, medical consumables, pharmaceutical drugs, and fuel. Other components of the project include maintenance and restoration works, staff remunerations, and logistics.
QRCS furnished and supported the new dialysis centre, which is the only medical facility in Ras Al Ayn to provide these services.
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