SOMALILAND: Gabiley Hospital Completed, 30 Gynaecology surgeries performed
HARGEISA (Somalilandpress) — Construction work of the new hospital project in Jibili area in Somalia has successfully been completed. The hospital is being built under a generous donation by H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Ruler’s Representative in the Western Region.
Adam Mohammed Bidi, Director of Jibili Municipality, expressed the Somali people’s gratitude to the unlimited support given by the government, leadership and people of the UAE to their brothers in Somalia.
He added that the people of Jibili decided to name the hospital after Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, in appreciation to his generous gesture which is expected to enable provision of healthcare services to over 120,000 people in Jibili and its suburbs.
The 80-bed hospital has sections for different medical specialties, in addition to four fully equipped operation theatres.
A delegation from the UAE Red Crescent Authority visited the area and inspected works on the hospital.
RCA team performs 30 Gynaecology surgeries in Somalia
Hargeisa, Somalia, 8 May 2010 (WAM) – A medical team mobilised by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Red Crescent Authority to Somalia has performed, in collaboration with Oasis International organizationn (OIO), Gynaecology surgeries and procedures on 30 women in Somalia.
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The complex surgeries were performed to treat delivery injuries resulting from malpractices.
One of the patients, Fatima Osman, said she traveled 1,800 kilometers from Mogadishu when she heard about the arrival of the medical team that provides free medical services to women.
Member of the team Dr Isam Mustafa Al Sayed said most of the cases treated suffered from post natal symptoms, caused by delivery at the hands of unlicensed midwives.
Dr Sinan Khadaj, Secretary General of the OIO quoted official statistics as reporting that 1,600 women out every 100,000 die from post natal complications.
Source: Emirates News Agency (WAM) | May 08, 2010