Indian doctors are concerned for Yemenis’ hearts
The team was invited by the Ministry of Telecommunications to provide the employees of the ministry and other Yemenis with complex cardiac operations in Al-Thawra hospital.
Yahya Al-Dhari, a consultant for the Ministry of Telecommunications, said that the Indian team has provided a diagnosis for over 400 Yemeni patients as a first step.
“The team performed an urgent artery implant operation for an old Yemeni woman. In their next visit, they will perform operations for those who have been diagnosed,” he said.
The Marian Cardiac Centre aims to deliver the highest level of cardiac care, regardless of income, religion or social category. The centre also aims at providing physicians with training as well as carrying out basic and advanced research in the field of cardiology.
“Yemeni people are like our family. Yemen is like a second home for us,” said Dr. M. Durairaj, a senior consultant in cardiology.
“We charitably check patients. We have checked several cases and some of these cases were complicated,” Durairaj told the Yemen Times.
Speaking about the quality of Yemeni doctors, he said: “They are very well trained. I was very surprised and happy about the performance of the Yemeni doctors and I enjoyed operating in Al-Thawra hospital.”
Dr. Sujit Sawadatkar, a cardiologist, said that there are Yemeni doctors who took advantage of the Indian doctors’ visit.
“They were observing what we were doing to learn from us,” he said, pointing out that the team will be back again to Yemen after Ramadan.
Dr. Siddharth Gadage, a pediatric cardiologist, said that the Yemeni doctors are working hard, stressing the importance of establishing cooperation between Yemeni and Indian doctors.
“There are demands for cardiac services in Yemen,” he said.
Dr. Sameer Ghotavadekar, a consulting anesthesiologist, said that the facilities in Al-Thawra hospital are really quite excellent, describing the Yemeni doctors as very cooperative.
He indicated that a few kinds of surgeries are not performed in Yemen, expressing his desire to help make complicated operations freely available.
“If people are willing to work with us in other hospitals, we are obliged to work with them,” he said.