Examining 1209 Patients and Giving them Medicaments for Free at Tanta University’s Medical Convoy in Samannoud District

Tanta University is holding its medical convoys to serve patients in the neediest villages in Gharbia as part of the university’s strategy enhancing the presidential initiative Decent Life in the context of celebrating the university’s golden jubilee. A huge medical convoy was organized by the university in Al-Nasseria village located in Samannoud district in Gharbia governorate in attendance of Prof. Hamdy Shaaban, Acting Vice President for Community Service and Environmental Development, and Prof. Mohammed Al-Shebiny, Vice Dean of Faculty of Medicine for Community Service and Environmental Development.

     Prof. Hamdy Shaaban declared that the convoy was organized based on the instructions given by Prof. Mahmoud Zaki, University President, as for activating the university’s role in developing and serving community. He added that the convoy aimed to offer medical care to needy families according to the slogan “A Convoy Everyday”.

      Moreover, Prof. Mohammed Al-Shebiny stated that many doctors from Faculty of Medicine participated in the convoy where 1209 patients in the village were examined and were given medicaments for free in specialties of neurosurgery, pediatrics, orthopedic surgery, dermatology, internal medicine, urology, ENT, general surgery, chest, neuropsychiatry, ophthalmology, cardiology, and dentistry. He added that 32 cases were transferred to University Hospitals to get their treatment. In addition, he pointed out that faculties which took part in the convoy are faculties of Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing, Science, Agriculture, Physical Education, and Specific Education.

    It is worth noting that the convoy was held with participation of many professors and academic staff members from various faculties of the university, Mr. Mohammed Ghazy, General Manager of Environmental Projects, and Mr. Maher Saad, General Manager of Community Service.