UAE opens hospi­tal in Bangladesh for Ro­hingya

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ABU DHABI: The Zayed Vol­un­teers Hu­man­i­tar­ian Hospi­tal has opened in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, as part of a pro­gramme by the Zayed Giv­ing Ini­tia­tive to treat chil­dren and el­derly Ro­hingya refugees.

The UAE is the first Arab coun­try to set up a field hospi­tal to serve Ro­hingya refugees un­der the su­per­vi­sion of a Uae-bangladesh vol­un­teer med­i­cal team.

This is an un­prece­dented ges­ture by the coun­try and its hu­man­i­tar­ian in­sti­tu­tions to pro­vide med­i­cal re­lief and emer­gency re­sponse to the refugees.

The mis­sion is a col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween the Zayed Giv­ing Ini­tia­tive, Dar Al Ber So­ci­ety, Saudi-ger­man Hospi­tal Dubai and Shar­jah Char­ity House.

The in­au­gu­ra­tion of the Zayed Hu­man­i­tar­ian Hospi­tal comes in re­sponse to a call by UAE Vice Pres­i­dent, Prime Min­is­ter and Ruler of Dubai, His High­ness Sheikh Mo­hammed Bin Rashid Al Mak­toum, to adopt ini­tia­tives and pro­grammes in line with the ges­tures 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 di­rec­tives of Pres­i­dent His High­ness Sheikh Khal­ifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

The Zayed Vol­un­teers Hu­man­i­tar­ian Hospi­tal is cur­rently op­er­at­ing as part of the Zayed Giv­ing Ini­tia­tive, which is im­ple­mented in var­i­ous coun­tries around the world in co­or­di­na­tion with lo­cal gov­ern­men­tal and non-profit or­gan­i­sa­tions.

The hospi­tal pro­vides ser­vices to chil­dren and el­derly refugees through its mo­bile med­i­cal units equipped with the lat­est spe­cialised med­i­cal equip­ment in­clud­ing an emer­gency unit, a care unit, a lab­o­ra­tory and a phar­macy.

Im­ran Mo­ham­mad Ab­dul­lah, Head of the Char­ity Projects Sec­tor at the Dar Al Ber So­ci­ety, stressed the im­por­tance of free med­i­cal ser­vices by vol­un­teer teams in sup­port of the de­te­ri­o­rat­ing hu­man­i­tar­ian sit­u­a­tion of the Ro­hingya refugees.

He pointed out that the hu­man­i­tar­ian hospi­tal is su­per­vised by four teams di­ag­nos­tic, ther­a­peu­tic, preven­tion and train­ing to build the ca­pac­ity of the lo­cal cadres.

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