Doha: The Qatar Charity Office in Somalia delivered three ambulances to hospitals in the capital Mogadishu to support health services in a ceremony attended by local ministers and officials, members of the Qatari and other embassies.
The ambulances have been provided at a time when many hospitals in Somalia were suffering from a severe shortage in the patient transport services, especially for urgent cases, as many vehicles were not designed to provide first aid, which had maximised the risk to the lives of many patients.
The Minister of Health of the Somali Federal Government Dr Fawzia Abikar Nour, the Minister of Planning and Investment of Somalia Jamal Mohammed Hassan, the Chargé d’Affaires of the Embassy of Qatar in Mogadishu Hassan bin Hamza, the Ambassador of Turkey in Somalia Olgen Becker, several members of the Somali Parliament, officials of the hospital benefiting from the project and the Director of the Qatar Charity Office in Somalia attended the ceremony.
Dr Fawzia Abikar Noor praised the role of Qatar in assisting Somalia, and highlighted Qatar Charity’s humanitarian efforts and contributions to alleviate the suffering of those affected by famine and disasters in all the regions of Somalia, expressing her gratitude for these humanitarian efforts and the effective initiative to revive the normal life in Somalia.
For his part, Hassan bin Hamza, hailed the continued Qatari support for the humanitarian cause and praised Qatar Charity’s humanitarian and developmental efforts in Somalia, pointing out that such a project will contribute to the rescue of many lives, and cover a part of the need of hospitals for ambulances.
Abdul Nour Haji, Director of the Qatar Charity Office in Somalia, thanked the people of Qatar for their continuous support to the people of Somalia to alleviate their suffering.