Ihssan Association – a charitable organisation engaged in supporting people with health issues in the sultanate – has recently handed over nearly 500 medical devices to elderly patients and needy families as the country battles the COVID-19 pandemic, an association official said.
Nasser al Maliki, vice president of the association in North Sharqiyah, said, “Altogether 475 medical devices have been handed over to elderly patients and needy families through Ihssan Association in North Sharqiyah governorate.”
“The number of oxygen machines delivered to patients through the association reached 65, along with 182 electric beds, 197 regular wheelchairs, and 31 sputum suction devices, in addition to a number of other medical supplies,” he added.
Maliki explained that the association “seeks to relieve the pressure that hospitals are facing from the COVID-19 pandemic”, while underscoring the role played by the association in cooperation with the private sector during this period of crisis.
The Ihssan Association vice president said that the services that his organisation was providing “are targeted to the elderly and people with low income through coordination with hospital specialists, who are helping the Ihssan members to select the right devices and with knowhow on how to use them”.
“The association is continuing with humanitarian efforts to support the hospitalised patients in the governorate in particular with medical equipment during this pandemic,” Maliki said.
Given the organisation’s contonuous involvement with various social activities in the health sector, Mitsui E&P Middle East BV on Sunday signed an agreement with Ihssan Associationgiving them 100 medical beds for distribution to those who can’t afford them.
The agreement was signed in the presence of H E Sheikh Rashid bin Ahmed al Shamsi, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Social Development.