Saturday, January 28, 2023
Aswan – Ehab Omran:
Today, Saturday, the activities of the medical convoy for cleft lip operations and congenital defects in the head and neck began at the University Hospital in Aswan, under the auspices of Major General Ashraf Attia, Governor of Aswan, and Dr. Ayman Othman, President of the University.
Dr. Ayman Othman said that this convoy includes an international elite of doctors, nurses and assistants, and it comes within the framework of the university’s role in serving the community and providing medical services to the unable patients and children of Aswan, the governorates of South Upper Egypt and all regions, and it continues for a whole week.
Dr. Muhammad Zaki Al-Dahshoury, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at Aswan University, said that the voluntary curative medical-surgical convoy aimed to repair and perform reparative surgeries for the cleft lip, slit the roof of the mouth, and fix the congenital defects associated with this problem of poor speech and its imbalance with the latest surgical and scientific methods.
He explained that the convoy will perform between 85 and 120 surgeries for patients with cleft palate, and will examine more than 650 cases from villages and regions of Aswan and other governorates throughout the week, with health awareness meetings at the University Hospital in Aswan.
Dr. Ahmed Kenawy, Head of the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Aswan University, added that the surgical, educational, and therapeutic medical convoy’s work to treat the cleft lip, palate, and congenital defects of the skull for children continues from January 27 until next Thursday, corresponding to February 2, 2023, and the convoy relies on providing surgical treatment. Complementary correctional, medical, speech and dental treatment for free, along with conducting the necessary examinations and the necessary operation for them.
Dr. Ahmed Kenawy Moussa explained that the convoy includes 92 visitors, including 45 foreign visitors, among doctors, nurses, coordinators and technicians to serve the medical convoy, whose activities were launched from the cosmetic department of the University Hospital in Aswan, who was able during the last period to work on establishing and organizing this voluntary convoy in cooperation with medical authorities. Participate in improving and providing medical service to patients, partly from the specialty of plastic and reconstructive surgery, facial and maxillofacial surgeries, and congenital anomalies in children, to draw a smile on the faces of children in Aswan governorate and children in southern Upper Egypt governorates.
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