ECMO department at Kuwait’s Adan Hospital has won the Gold Level Center of Excellence Award, provided by the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO), in recognition of its life support application.
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is one of the top new technologies in ICU units, said Minister of Health Sheikh Dr. Basel Al-Sabah in a statement on Saturday.
He added that this technology is aimed at improving the condition of patients suffering heart and respiratory system failure, by providing sufficient levels of oxygen in the bloodstream.
The ECMO committee had been preparing for this award for three years, the minister noted.
Kuwait’s center is one of five similar centers out of 44 that won the award in the West Asia and Africa region. The award also considered Adan’s ECMO as one of the best 150 centers out of 1000 worldwide providing such services.
Source: Kuwait News Agency