Public benefit societies play a vital role in helping cancer patients during the COVID-19 pandemic, said Gulf Union for Fighting Cancer Secretary-General Dr. Khaled Al-Saleh Monday.
In a statement, Al-Saleh affirmed that the Fourth Joint Gulf Cancer Conference, which was held on the 28th and 29th of November, under the title “Cancer Patients Care During Crises and Beyond”, discussed the extent of preparedness to face health care crises.
He noted that the conference, which comes during the spread of Covid-19 and the implications of this pandemic on cancer patient care, discussed the experiences of the GCC countries in caring for cancer patients during the pandemic.
Al-Saleh stressed the importance of holding such conferences that come out with recommendations to be implemented, as happened in the conference that was held in Kuwait in 1996 under the title (Cancer between truth and illusion) and recommended the establishment of the Gulf Union for Fighting Cancer.
He finally appreciated the role played by the non-governmental Gulf associations and their success in continuing to provide everything that serves the patient using artificial intelligence.
Source: Kuwait News Agency