Thursday, April 20, 2017

Zayed Giving Initiative dispatches mobile field hospital to Somalia

ABU DHABI, 20th April, 2017 (WAM) -- The Zayed Giving Initiative has dispatched the first mobile volunteer specialised field hospital to Somalia to provide diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive services for children and elderly patients, in line with the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan to provide urgent assistance to the Somali people.

The mobile hospital is a joint initiative of the Zayed Giving Initiative, Dar Al Ber Society, the Sharjah Charity Foundation and the Saudi-German Hospitals Group, as a distinctive model of humanitarian work in the field of specialised medical relief.

The dispatching of the UAE mobile volunteer field hospital is a continuation of the on-going humanitarian mission of the Zayed Giving Initiative in Somalia, which has benefitted more than 500,000 Somali children and elderly patients Dr. Adel Al Shamri, CEO of the Zayed Giving Initiative, stated that the Zayed Giving Initiative pays great attention to humanitarian and health programmes for children and women.

He highlighted that the next stage will witness a qualitative leap in the field of humanitarian medical care, through a series of mobile clinics and hospitals in the African continent.

He said that the mobile hospital is expected to arrive within a few days and has a total capacity of 40 beds, including several units and sections such as emergency units, public and specialised clinics and intensive care, as well as a pharmacy, laboratory, an x-ray unit and other services.

The medical team of the mobile field hospital will include nearly 50 doctors, technicians and administrators, he added while referring to the selection of medical staff with expertise in dealing with various medical conditions of children and elderly people, as well as doctors specialising in emergency and abdominal diseases, families, children, women and intensive care.

Al Shamri stressed that the medical team will implement the directives of the wise leadership to adopt humanitarian initiatives for the Year of Giving.