Kuwait Energy Egypt has recently sponsored two-day medical convoys at the Ras Gharib Hospital as part of the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives, Egypt Oil & Gas reports.

The first convoys took place on June 21-22 and witnessed a wide range of specialized medical care, which included physical examinations by doctors, free minor surgical procedures and interventions, and providing medicine for underprivileged communities in the area.

About 1,048 patients were treated at the first medical convoy, which offered diverse services by medical specialists such as otolaryngology specialists, gastroenterologists, pediatricians, dermatologists, orthopedic experts, and urologists.

The convoy of medical consultants included several doctors who conducted medical checkups, undertook basic laboratory tests, as well as X-Rays for patients who needed them for diagnostic purposes.

Kuwait Energy employees volunteered their time to assist doctors, spread awareness about the convoy, and share information about disease prevention with local families.

Moreover, a pop-up pharmacy dispensed free medication to help patients. There was also a group of non-medical volunteers who provided assistance to participating medical practitioners.

The second medical convoy was a more specialized unit for Ophthalmology specialists. A total of 578 patients were treated and provided 1,844 ophthalmology services which included 49 surgeries.

In August, a follow-up convoy provided 286 patients with medical glasses.

This medical convoy was the second in a row, through a joint initiative by Misr ElKheir Foundation in partnership with Nahdet Baladna and El Fardous Foundations to dispatch well-equipped mobile medical convoys in rural areas across the country to serve communities that lack access to quality medical services.

Kuwait Energy was among the participating companies in the Egyptian petroleum sector’s first nationwide blood donation campaign, which took place in July coinciding with the World Blood Donor Day 2019. The campaign was held under the patronage of the Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, H.E Eng. Tarek El Molla, and was organized by the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources along with the Egypt Oil & Gas CSR Committee, in cooperation with the Egyptian National Blood Transfusion Services and the Ministry of Health and Population.