QRCS launches general surgery convoy in Jordan [EN/AR] – Jordan
January 10, 2022 – Doha: The Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) launched a medical convoy to Amman, Jordan, to perform general surgeries for Syrian refugees and Jordanian patients.
At a total cost of $ 575,716 (or approximately QR 2.1 million), the project is carried out in cooperation with the Jordan National Red Crescent Society (JNRCS).
The total number of beneficiaries is 420 patients, selected by humanitarian organizations operating in Jordan. The JNRCS hospital accommodates surgical operations, as part of preventive health measures to ensure the safety of patients and provide them with the necessary medical care until their recovery.
Through this project, QRCS seeks to improve the health conditions of Syrian refugees and the local host community in need of urgent surgical interventions, as well as to spare them the high costs of treatment.
The project’s action plan is to perform 420 surgeries (cholecystectomy, appendectomy and hernia repair), provide medication and post-operative consultations, and cover the costs of intensive care in the event of complications.
Prior to the start of the project, organizations serving Syrian refugees and the most vulnerable communities were contacted to list patients based on their health status and medical reports.
After surgeries, the patient follow-up schedule is overseen by an assigned member of the medical staff to ensure smooth and quality performance.
Despite the assistance provided to meet their basic needs, the large number and urgent medical needs of Syrian refugees and poor families is why this project is crucial in ensuring health services and treatment.
Surgical operations are among the most important and costly short-term interventions that produce long-term social, psychological and economic outcomes at the individual and family levels.