Al-Ain News spends a day with 57357 children: We dream of continuing the hospital
In the eyes of the cancer fighters at the “57357” Children’s Hospital, there is great hope, little ambition and some fear for the fate of the hospital.
The echoes of the hospital’s financial crisis reached the children’s ears, changed their mood and did not weaken their determination to fight the disease.
Al-Ain News visited hospital no. 57357 in the Sayeda Zainab district of the Egyptian capital, Cairo. I heard from children and their families about their conditions, the level of service and their hopes.
Salah .. journey of leukemia regression
“I want to wake up and be like my friends,” Salah Sayed (age 7) began his speech, praising the level of service at the hospital and the joy of the doctors and nurses.
Salah, a second grade student, says: “I have been receiving treatment for 5 years, the hospital is beautiful and the doctors are good.”
The boy, who lives in the Beni Suef province of central Egypt, revealed his hobbies of drawing and playing with colors which he indulges in in the hospital lobby, revealing that his last pictures were of a bird and a lion.
Salah’s mother says that her son has completed the treatment protocol and fully recovered from the illness, he returned to her about a month ago, and now he is undergoing a new treatment protocol, for which he was transferred to the hospital.
Salah’s mother: Where do the poor children go?
And the mother spoke about her son’s medical history, saying: “We discovered the disease at Bayad al-Arab Hospital in Beni Suef, and after 4 months of diagnosis and treatment, it was found that Salah had leukemia, and it was decided to transfer him to 57357 .”
Salah complained of pain in his stomach and feet, and the doctors thought he was suffering from tonsillitis, and his mother says: “Praise be to God, they are satisfied with the judgment of our Lord, and the doctors, workers and nurses are satisfied. Here in the best conditions.”
Salah’s mother begged everyone to come to the hospital: “Not for my son.” My son is old, but he has small children. I saw them and was broken and upset by them. So where do the poor children go? The hospital is closed? “
He concluded by saying: “The hospital cannot be closed, there are people who do not need treatment. My husband is a day laborer, he has cartilage and does not work all the time. I hope that someone has. I will donate, and God, no one feels the pain we are in, and may God heal us all.”
[روكيا]: I wish the hospital was open
When Al-Ain Al-Akhbariya asked her about her wish to live, 8-year-old Rokaya said in a shy voice, “I hope the hospital is open.” She also wants to become a doctor who will treat young children.
Rokaya has been receiving treatment at number 57357 since she was diagnosed with leukemia in September 2021. “The hospital is very sweet, the doctors are good and the food is good,” says a daughter from the Sayeda Zeinab neighborhood in Cairo.
Wafa Sayed, Jeddah, Ruqaya revealed the details of her arrest: “Rukaya was put on a waiting list, we resorted to many mediations to speed up her entry, but the hospital does not recognize this method and we waited for her turn to come.” .
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Ruqay’s nana says: “Since he was arrested at the hospital, things have been going well. Thank God, the examination results are stable and good, and everyone here is working hard to treat patients”, adding: “Everyone here.
The grandmother indicated that her granddaughter was in the third grade at the College of Nuns in Cairo, but she was forbidden to go to her school on doctor’s orders: “We bring the teachers to the house, to avoid interference and rote learning. . his immunity.”
Ms. Wafa spoke about the donor crisis: “The children and the hospital staff do not deserve this situation. Everything is fine here. Without discrimination between children and without insulting anyone. I hope that benefactors will not stop donating to the hospital.
He praised the level of service at the hospital: “57357 is second to none in terms of cleanliness, and we choose food from the menu every day, and if the child’s condition worsens by half a degree, the emergency service immediately comes to the room and solves the problem. . . May God reward them well.”
Ibrahim’s father resists crying
In the ward where children suffering from leukemia are treated, sixteen-year-old Ibrahim Ramadan sits with a shaved head and a smile that never leaves his lips, in order to instill hope and reassure his roommate and colleagues in the ward.
Ibrahim says that he arrived at the hospital last year, was kept for 48 days, and regularly comes for doses, and adds: “The service is good and the doctors are excellent from the old to the young, and the treatment is pleasant, thank God.” . “
Ibrahim’s father held back tears in his speech saying: “He has been suffering from leukemia for a year, after we discovered the disease we contacted the hospital and after only 4 days of waiting he was arrested, thank God.” who did not receive any treatment beyond 57″.
And Ibrahim’s father concluded: “We didn’t find any problems here, and God gave the hospital success.”
Adele’s father: Everything is fine here
Adel Ahmed (10 years old) shares the same room with Ibrahim Ramadan and praises the level of service: “Everything is fine here, and people who come to the hospital take their dose. The people, doctors and nurses here are so kind. . And beautiful.”
His father, who lives in the governorate of Qalyubia in northern Egypt, says: “Adel underwent a gland operation, and the analysis of the sample found that he had leukemia and it was decided to transfer him here. The procedures were quick and we got a bed without delay. “
And he concluded: “Thank God, Adele was not treated for cancer abroad, and here she is treated regularly and without delay, and the service is good, and the people here are better than our sisters”, inviting everyone to donate. Treat as many patients as possible.