On the Independence Day of the Republic of Sudan, President Omer Hassan al-Bashir ceremoniously opened the New Building for the Cath Lab in Ahmed Gasim Hospital in Khartoum North. Along with the President were Governor of Khartoum State Dr. Abdelrahman Al-Khidir, Khartoum State Health Minister Prof. Mamoun Homeida, other dignitaries and consultant cardiologists. General Manager of Ahmed Gasim Hospital Dr.Huda Hamid Mohamed ElHassan said in her speech that the long waiting for two cath labs in the new building has been answered today. The hospital has many consultant cardiologists but they were unable to treat patients properly for last 2 years because the old cath lab was not working properly. The new building which was inaugurated by President Omer Al-Bashir has 2 cath labs, 2 operation theatres and 18 private rooms. The hospital is now equipped to perform 350 coronary angiographies, 35 to 45 open heart surgeries, 20 renal transplant surgeries in a month. The hospital, she said is not only concerned with the quantity of surgeries but also the quality of service provided silently by the group of qualified and trained medical team. 60-70% of the patients who come for treatment to the hospital are from outside Khartoum state. Dr.Huda thanked Prof. Mamoun Homeida for the trust bestowed on her with the responsibility of the hospital.
Dr.Huda also added that she and her team in Ahmed Gasim hospital are working with a goal to save the cost of travel and treatment of patients who go abroad and now can be treated in their own hospital.