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Kenya, Saudi Arabia seek to expand health cooperation

Cardiologists from Saudi Arabia and Kenyatta National Hospital successfully operated on 25 patients with heart complications.

Saudi Arabia Ambassador to Kenya Khalid bin Abdullah Al- Salman greets cardiologists at KNH.

Saudi Arabia has expressed its commitment to enhance cooperation with Kenya in the health sector.

Saudi Arabia Ambassador to Kenya Khalid bin Abdullah Al- Salman said his country will continue to expand further bilateral relationship engagement in the health sector for the benefit of the two nations.

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He was speaking at Kenyatta National Hospital during an impromptu tour of the cardiology clinic where specialist doctors from Saudi Arabia and KNH successfully operated on 25 patients with heart complications.

Since Monday, Kenyatta National Hospital’s Cardiology Clinic Department was a beehive of activities.

Cardiologist from Saudi Arabia in conjunction with their Kenyan counterparts were attending to free surgery on patients with congenital heart disease at the facility.

Ambassador Khalid bin Abdullah Al- Salman visited the facility to have a firsthand on the philanthropic gesture.

The doctors had managed to attend to 25 out of 35 patients with congenital heart disease at the facility.

The free surgery was courtesy of the Saudi Development Bank (SDB) and the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre.

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