UAE opens mobile hospital in Haiti

UAE's mobile hospital in Haiti includes a number of specialisations. (WAM)

Emirates Humanitarian World's field hospital was inaugurated yesterday in Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince, to treat the victims of devastating earthquake, which hit Haiti recently.

The move, which aims at alleviating suffering of the Haitian people, follows the directives from President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

Transported directly from Abu Dhabi to Haiti, the field hospital includes a number of vital specialisations. Specialists, technicians and nurses from the UAE, France, the US, Argentine and Egypt are voluntarily working with the the Red Crescent Authority (RCA), which supervises over the field hospital.

Dr Saleh Al Tayie, acting deputy secretary-general for relief and projects affairs at the RCA and head of the delegation, said during the inauguration of the hospital that the transportation of the hospital from Abu Dhabi to the remote corner of the globe "reflects keenness of the UAE and its leadership to alleviate human suffering in any part of the world".

He reiterated that the UAE was one of the first countries responded to the relief appeal made by the Dominican Republic to urgently assist the people of Haiti in the wake of earthquake.

 

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