The Embassy of Sudan lauded 20 Filipino nurses who conducted a medical mission for the Sudanese community in Eastern Saudi Arabia. Sudanese Consul General Mohammad Ahmed Ali thanked Pinoy nurses for finding time to help out their compatriots. “I would like to express my great thanks to the Filipino staff and our sisters from the nurses’ staff and the doctors staff for their well organized day,” said the Consul General.
The nurses used their day off to give free medical services to the Sudanese community. Aside from the Consul General, Sudanese professionals also showed their gratitude to the Filipino nurses. “I would like to thank the Filipino nurses who help us present this medical mission in Sudanese Day in a nice way and really the Filipino nurses they are helpful, cooperative and nice,” said general practitioner Dr. Manal Abdulla.
Support Service Manager Gafar Usman also thanked Filipino nurses “who help us too much in our day.” The show of gratitude further boosted the morale of the nurses who were proud to be part of the event. “It’s been an honor for me to be part of this activity especially to help Sudanese in their Sudanese Day,” sad staff nurse Junielyn Marte. “Na-impart ko yong trabaho ko dito sa KSA (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia) as a nurse so I am proud and overwhelmed na nandito ako ngayon,” another staff nurse, Halim Camama said.
Infection and training coordinator Analyn Imperial said the medical mission was a response to the Filipinos’ concern about the health needs of the Sudanese community. For X-Ray technician Louvel Pallada, the medical mission was to show that Filipinos do not only look after each other.
They also try to contribute, in their own little way, to help other people regardless of nationality. The medical mission was held at the Mohammad Al-Dossary Hospital. Next month, a similar mission will be conducted for the Pakistani community. “Para maging maayos ang flow ng aming medical mission at isa rin para mapatunayan nating mga Filipino na magagaling talaga tayo at quality ang ating mga service,” said nursing director Mary Jane Tupas. “Health is very important and I think the Filipino nurses are doing an excellent job in looking after our patients no matter what nationalities they are,” said the hospital’s director general Abdul Fettah Ennayel.