UAE’s RCS team conducts 140 eye surgeries in Socatra [Archives:2005/898/Local News]

November 28 2005

SANA'A- Nov. 25- (WAM) – The UAE's Red Crescent Society (RCS) medical team has examined 1950 eye patients and conducted 140 eye surgeries since November 18 in the Yemeni Island of Socotra. Head of the RCS team Dr. Saleh Al Taie expressed his satisfaction at the performance level of his team and the success of operations, as a part of the team's agenda to examine 2500 cases and operate 300 surgeries.

The team also toured the RCS medical camp established at Hadipo hospital on the island and offered quantities of medicines.

Dr. Al-Taie also inaugurated the society's anti-malaria campaign in cooperation with the Yemeni health authorities and the WHO under a nation-wide drive to combat the fatal disease, Al Taie said the Society had contributed in setting up 16 anti-malaria centers in the country: ''The RCS offered around 15,000 mosquito-resistant covers, 500 kilograms of insecticide and 21 microscopes in addition to other medical supplies to the campaign'' he added.

The team also took part in the third international symposium on malaria and a conference on immunization against polio. It also held talks with the UNICEF Regional Manager in Yemen on ways of enhancing joint partnership.