Saudi medical team launches Open Heart Program in Yemen

September 16, 2012

A Saudi medical teamed launched its Open Heart Program at the Military Hospital in Sana’a today, performing the first cardiac surgeries for children at the recently opened facility. Dr. Fikri Salem, the Director of the Military Hospital’s Heart Center, said in a statement that the Saudi team has so far performed 50 surgical operations on Yemeni children with cardiac anomalies or congenital heart defects after having checked more than 280 outpatients.