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The UAE government brings victims from war-torn Yemen to India for better treatment

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Patients from Yemen have been brought to New Delhi as part of bilateral relationships between India and UAE

The UAE government brought several batches of victims from war-torn Yemen to India for better treatment. The recent batch (June) comprises of 26 Yemen citizens who were victims of the blast, bullet and other injuries. The patients are undergoing treatment at Medeor Hospital. The patients were attended by an expert team of doctors and staff from various departments such as orthopaedics, neurosurgery, general surgery, plastic surgery and ophthalmic surgery.

“UAE has the strongest bilateral tie-ups for cooperation and collaborations. Healthcare is one of the most important areas of collaboration. UAE government, as its international responsibility and humanitarian aid, chose VPS Healthcare-Medeor Hospital as its partner to provide healthcare facilities to war-injured Yemen people in India. Since July 2016 till date we have provided medical help to over 1,000 Yemen people in India,” said Dr Ahmed Albanna, UAE Ambassdor to India.

“The mission was initiated by His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces. We are extremely privileged that the UAE government has kept the trust upon us to send the Yemini patients to our hospital in India for treatment. We have formed a special team of specialist doctors and nurses to attend the batch of patients. We are providing them with the best of the facilities and care,” said Dr ShamsheerVayalil, Chairman and Managing Director, VPS Healthcare.

The patients from Yemen were brought to New Delhi as part of the bilateral relationships between India and UAE. The Indian government has issued a medical attendance visa for these patients. The success of this mission could be attributed to the good relationship maintained by both countries.

Dr ShajirGaffar, Group Director, BD, VPS Healthcare, said, “India’s medical excellence is well established in the world. The UAE leadership chose us due to our excellence in healthcare in terms of quality and affordability. We hope to accomplish this humanitarian mission with a sense of brotherhood; commitment to serving people in need, providing the best-in-class multi-speciality services and compassion. The diversity and extent of our network-enabled patients to be referred from remotely located Yemen to more centralised and super-speciality hospitals like Medeor. ”

Detailing the initiative, Rajiv Misra, Regional COO, Medeor Hospital, New Delhi said, “India has been well-known for medical tourism due to its world-class medical and clinical expertise. As part of the UAE government’s compassionate mission to help victims of war, patients have been sent to our hospital in batches. A large group of UAE government officials and doctors regularly visit the hospital for follow-up with the patients to ensure their well-being.”

“Our medical infrastructure and the capability of doctors to provide a full range of multi-disciplinary treatment have led to successfully curing patients who have gone back, thanking India and the UAE’s generosity for medical support and recovery,” said Marwan Haji Nasser,Director,VPS Healthcare.

Dr PK Dave, Chairman, Department of Orthopedics, Medeor Hospital, New Delhi said, “Most of the patients had undergone multiple surgeries earlier and that made our tasks tough. Bullet and blast injuries severely affected their knees, elbows, and joints. We performed surgeries and did joint replacements to provide them relief and a normal-active life.”

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