Friday, 03 December 2021 04:45 GMT

Qatar's envoy to Sudan visits injured Somalis


(MENAFN- Gulf Times) Qatar's ambassador to Sudan Rashid bin Abdulrahman al-Nuaimi has paid a visit to the injured Somalis who were taken to Khartoum for treatment following the attacks in Somali capital recently, as part of Qatar's efforts to treat them.

A total of 171 injured Somali and their escorts were flown by Qatari military aircraft in two batches last Tuesday and Wednesday to Khartoum for treatment at a number of public and private hospitals.
The ambassador said that an embassy staff member has been assigned to the permanent field monitoring of the injured and their escorts, and co-ordination with the embassy to facilitate their requests and treatment procedures.
Al-Nuaimi praised the great efforts made by the Sudanese Government for treating the wounded.
Meanwhile, Qatar is continuing the airlift of the victims, upon the directives of His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani.
The number of wounded who have been transferred for treatment outside Somalia through the air bridge reached 100, where the State of Qatar pays the cost of treatment in a number of hospitals outside Somalia.
A high-level medical team from the Qatari Armed Forces and Hamad Medical Corp oversaw the transportation and evacuation of critically injured patients for treatment outside Somalia.
Last Tuesday, a C17 plane of the Emiri Air Force arrived at Mogadishu airport carrying Qatar's aid including medical supplies and first aid in support of the victims of the terrorist bombings.
The Foreign Ministry of Qatar has taken over the co-ordination process to receive and provide medical services to the injured in the hospitals that have been accredited.
The Standing Committee for Rescue, Relief and Humanitarian Assistance in the affected areas of the brotherly and friendly countries, headed by Lekhwiya, is responsible for the provision of relief materials and co-ordination with the concerned authorities.

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