Friday, 03 December 2021 04:29 GMT

Qatar airlifts and treats 271 Somali blast victims


(MENAFN- The Peninsula) QNA

The airlift that Qatar recently set to evacuate the victims of the terrorist attack on the Somali capital Mogadishu, is continuing its duties, upon the directives of Emir H H 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 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 Corporation 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 these terrorist bombings.

The flight was accompanied by a team from the Qatar International Search and Rescue Group and an integrated medical team from the Qatari Armed Forces and Hamad Medical Corporation.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Qatar has taken over the coordination 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 coordination with the concerned authorities to deliver them to those affected by the terrorist attack in the sisterly Republic of Somalia last week which resulted in scores of deaths and injuries.

Meanwhile, Ambassador of the State of Qatar to Sudan, H E Rashid bin Abdulrahman Al Nuaimi, 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 a staff member of the Embassy has been assigned to the permanent field monitoring of the injured and their escorts, and coordination 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.

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