UAE medical team arrives in Mogadishu to supervise treatment of bombing victims

By Asad Cabdullahi Mataan

A second medical team from the UAE has landed in Mogadishu to ensure the treatment of 100 Somalis injured in a massive truck bomb on October 14.

Last week, President Sheikh Khalifa said the UAE would cover treatment costs for the victims and ordered the delivery of urgent medical supplies to hospitals in Somalia to help increase their capacities to treat the injured.

The aid was also sent in response to directives from Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, and with the support of Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed, Ruler’s Representative in Al Dhafra and President of Emirates Red Crescent.

Upon its arrival to the capital, the medical team assessed the condition of the injured and a several victims were admitted to Sheikh Zayed Hospital in Mogadishu for urgent medical treatment .

Arrangements are also being made to transfer more serious cases to hospitals in neighbouring Kenya, in co-ordination with the Emirates Red Crescent Office in Mogadishu, the UAE Embassy, and health authorities in Somalia and Kenya.

 Source:  – The National