Today corresponding to 7th Dec. 2021, diabetic foot room, diagnostics and teletherapy unit, urology and neurosurgery departments were inaugurated as a part of the presidential initiative under the patronage of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, ambassador. Nabila Makram Abdel Shaheed, minister of state for immigration, Maj. Gen. Ashraf Attya, Aswan governor, Prof. Ashraf Mebead, executive manger of Aswan university hospitals Dr. Essam Abul-Magd, manager of surgery hospital and vice deans of the faculty of medicine Prof. Mohamed Mostafa, vice dean of graduate studies, Prof. Mustafa Adam Al-Tairy, vice dean of education and student’s affairs, in the presence of Mr. Mostafa Zamzam, chairman of the board of trustees of the Sonaa El Khair Foundation for Development.
Prof. Ayman Othman, Aswan University president, said that the opening of the first room of its kind to provide treatment and awareness services for diabetic foot patients in Upper Egypt is to ease burdens on Aswan patients and the patients in Upper Egypt and protect them from amputation. It is part of “Healthy Foot” initiative launched recently by the Sonaa El Kheir Foundation for development under the patronage of the Prime Minister and the supervision of the ministry of social solidarity, and to implement the cooperation protocol between Sonaa Al Kheir Foundation and the Supreme Council of University Hospitals.
Prof. Mohamed Zaki El-Dahshoury, dean of the faculty of medicine, declared that this room is the first of its kind in Upper Egypt, it was equipped by Sonaa Al Kheir Foundation under the the presidential initiative’s slogan inside Aswan University Hospital. It aims at treating diabetic foot patients free of charge in Upper Egypt and providing care and awareness. It is part of providing new and distinguished medical services to them.
Dr. Ashraf Maabad, executive manager of Aswan university hospitals, explained that the program also includes opening of a tele-checkup room in cooperation with the hospitals of the ministry of health to exchange medical expertise about the cases to reach the most appropriate diagnosis in various medical specialties. Urology department was also inaugurated after being developed and equipped by (22) beds, neurosurgery department was also opened with (10) intensive care beds and (12) beds for patients. The medical convoy with different specialties to the village of Al-Madiq in Nasr Al-Nuba will also be launched. It will check- up patients free of charge and make the necessary analyzes and x-rays. The complicated cases will be transferred to University Hospital for having the necessary surgeries.
Dr. Essam Abul-Majd said that new medical departments have been opened at the University Hospital, which will make a major breakthrough to receive more cases and reduce waiting lists.
For his part, Mr. Mostafa Zamzam confirmed that Healthy Foot Room initiative at Aswan University, which is inaugurated today in cooperation with vascular surgery department will provide all aspects of health care for diabetic foot patients who are unable to have preventive treatment from amputation and will provide free wound management and monthly treatment as well as launching awareness programs on ways of preventing diabetic foot infection and how to protect against foot amputation in addition to how to optimally deal with diabetic foot wounds.
At the end of the visit, Maj. Gen. Ashraf Attia granted the minister Governorate Shield while Prof. Ayman Othman granted him University Shield as an appreciation and gratitude for his support of Aswan health system. In the same context, Prof. Ayman Othman granted University Sheild to Mr. Mustafa Zamzam for the good cooperation.