The President of the republic of Somaliland Musa Bihi Abdi today visited a private hospital in the capital Hargeisa that introduced treatment for children with heart defects.
President Bihi visited Gargaar Metro Cardio Center which in collaboration with the government surgically treats children with an atrial skeptical defects-that is congenital hole in the wall between the two upper chambers of the heart. The president was participating the celebration of the first batch of heart surgeries in the country
The government has paid for the surgeries of the children that were treated since most of their families could not be afforded.
In a brief speech, the president thanked the doctors at Gargaar hospital which is at the forefront of the development in the health services in the country.
He also underscored that healthcare is a basic human right that should be subjected to discrimination based on nationality, racial or religion.
President Bihi said that he learned from the physicians from Gargaar hospital who are desisted on treating the enemy soldier in Somaliland’s liberation war in the 1980’s.
The president then had amicable chance with children mostly under five who were successfully treated for the defect in the heart condition.
According to the doctors, they will lead a healthy and normal life from now on and their parents could be happier.