Kuwaiti medical team in Turkey for treating Syrian refugees

Kuwaiti medical team arrives in Turkey.

A Kuwaiti medical team on Tuesday arrived in the Turkish city of Hatay adjacent to the Syrian border to perform surgeries for Syrian refugees. Speaking to KUNA in a statement, Bashar Al­Hashash, a member of Al­Shifaa (healing) medical team, said the trip is sponsored by Zakat (alms) House, adding that it is the 16th one headed to the neighboring countries of Syria.

The team will conduct different surgeries and medical checkups as well as offer free medicine and winter clothes to Syrian refugees residing in camps, he noted. It will also examine 500 patients and perform 45 surgeries at some hospitals, he added.

He pointed out that the team would send a convoy of humanitarian aid to Syrians that contains three trucks carrying 75 tons of flour, food and heating materials. The team includes doctors of different specialties, he said, indicating that it is the fourth trip to Turkey.

Hatay is the third largest city after Istanbul and Sanliurfa in terms of hosting Syrian refugees. Istanbul is hosting 559,000, while there are 460,000 and 440,000 in Sanliurfa and Hatay respectively.