17 Feb 2018 – 7:58

Qatar Red Crescent to carry out heart catheterisation surgeries for kids in Bangladesh


Doha: Qatar Red Crescent  (QRC) announced yesterday that it will take on a project to carry out heart catheterisation operations for children in the capital of Bangladesh.

The project will go on to February 25 and will cost more than QR677,000 QRC said in their statement today that it is the 12th edition of that project. They have carried it out before in seven countries, helping a total of 425 children. The previous editions took place in countries such as Sudan, Palestine, Mauritania, Morocco, Jordan, and Bangladesh. The humanitarian organization carried out the project in some of those countries on more than two occasions.

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Head of QRC delegation in Bangladesh Ahmed Al Khulaifi said that the annual project is a crucial one for the humanitarian organization, and is implemented thanks to the donations of the people of Qatar. He added that the project targets people who cannot afford the medical procedure, or countries that don’t even provide that service.