Somalilandsun: As part of the part of the humanitarian efforts by the United Arab Emirates-UAE government to alleviate the suffering of the people of Somaliland the Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation has opened two hospitals in the country.
One of the hospitals, known as Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Hospital, is located in the port city of Berbera while the second that specializes maternity and neonatal services is located in Burao.
Both Hospitals have a 40 bed capacity.
This move comes in line with the directives of the President, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and the support of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and the direct follow up of Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Presidential Affairs and Chairman of the Foundation. Reports The Khaleej Times
The hospital in Berbera was inaugurated by Abdirahman Saylici, Vice President of Somaliland; and Omar Ali Abdillahi, Minister of Health of Somaliland, in the presence of a number of senior officials from both sides.
The Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Hospital has a capacity of 40-beds, with a total area spanning 1,351 square metres. It includes a reception office, an operating room, eight patient rooms, six clinics, including a dental clinic and three critical care rooms, as well as an emergency room.
The hospital was also equipped with modern medical devices, and a backup generator..
The second one in Burao , which also has a 40-bed capacity, was inaugurated by the UAE delegation and the Somaliland Minister of Health.
The health minister thanked the UAE leadership for funding the project, saying that it will significantly improve the health care being provided to women and newborn babies.
The hospital covers a total area of 1,351 square metres, and features an operating room, eight patient rooms, six clinics, including a dental clinic, three intensive care rooms, and three emergency rooms. The hospital also hopes to reduce the rate of neonatal and maternal mortality.