HH Amir hails first successful heart transplant surgery in Kuwait



His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah congratulated Kuwait’s Health Minister Dr Basel Al-Sabah on the success of the first heart transplant to be performed in Kuwait. Heaping praise on this “historic” healthcare achievement, His Highness the Amir expressed his warm sentiments in a cable he sent to the health minister on Tuesday, in which he also acknowledged the meticulous efforts of the entire surgical team.The first heart transplant surgery in Kuwait has been completed successfully on a 20-year old patient, Dr Basel Al-Sabah said on Tuesday. The patient was being treated for a serious cardiac ailment, where his failing heart was replaced with a healthy one from an organ donor, the minister said in a statement.-KUNA