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Czech doctors continue helping in Jordanian hospitals

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Prague, March 8 (CTK) – Czech doctors have completed several missions in Jordan within the government MEDEVAC programme and the current four-member team from Prague’s Na Bulovce hospital has already performed most of the 16 planned surgeries in Amman, the hospital said in a press release yesterday.
Czech doctors will stay in Amman until March 11.
The team, comprised of two orthopedists, an anaesthesiologist and an operating theatre assistant, has been the fourth group of the Prague hospital’s employees helping in Jordan treat people from the war-afflicted areas in Syria.
The team has been working in Amman for the fifth day.
“At present they are completing the 14th of the 16 planned operations. This has been so far the highest number of surgeries out of all missions in Jordan. Three children were among the patients,” the hospital said.
Apart from doctors from Prague, experts from the Teaching Hospital in Olomouc, north Moravia, helped treat victims of the Syrian conflict. They spent two weeks in Jordan last September.
A four-member team of heart surgeons from the Prague-Motol Teaching Hospital worked in Amman last November. They successfully operated on ten children of Syrian refugees who suffered from serious congenital cardiac disorders.
The Czech government decided on the continuation of the MEDEVAC humanitarian project for Syrian refugees in October 2014.
Since 1993, more than 200 patients from Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Burma, Cambodia, Chechnya, Iraq, Kosovo, Pakistan, Libya, Syria and Ukraine have been treated within the MEDEVAC programme.

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