小児腎臓病、特に移植患者さんの多くを管理されているSaint George Hospitalが爆心地の直近にあり壊滅的な状況にあるとのことです。
理事長 中西 浩一
Dear IPNA Members,
We are deeply shocked and saddened by the devastating occurrences in Beirut harbour. Our hearts are with children and families who have been impacted, especially those who lost their loved ones. We wish a speedy recovery to the injured.
“Optimal care for all children with kidney disease” is IPNA´s vision, especially in the regions where the care is needed most. At this moment, Lebanon is one of these places. The hospital where most children are transplanted in Beirut has been totally destroyed. Patients cannot get treatments. There is a major priority to provide them with Immunosuppressive agents.
If you are able to send such drugs to Beirut, Dr. Pauline Abou Jaoude from Saint George Hospital is the contact person. The Pediatric Nephrology Unit would be most appreciative of any help that could be provided to them and their patients. Please see her contact details below.
My colleague Dr Ramy Ghabril and I, thank you deeply for your sympathy towards the recent
unfortunate events in our beloved Beirut city. The blast has left us with an apocalyptic scene
extending to many kilometers away from the actual explosion site. Sadly, our medical center
located in front of the port, was hit hard by the shock wave. We had to evacuate 350
hospitalized patients in less than 2 hours with sadly many casualties among hospital staff,
patients and visitors.
Our pediatric patients thank God are safe and sound, dispatched in neighboring centers.
Since all need to be rebuilt from ashes, we would be more than grateful for any kind of
support (medicines, equipment, etc.)
Pauline Abou Jaoude, MD
Saint George Hospital - University Medical Center, Pediatric Nephrology Unit
pauline_abj[あ]hotmail[ど]fr（[あ] を @ に，[ど] を . に変えてください。）
Thank you very much,
Hui Kim Yap and Pierre Cochat
On behalf of IPNA Council