The UAE will host Expo 2020!
  • Arabic
Supported by the UAE National Media Council
We are in the process of developing and improving our website, and we invite you to participate in our brief survey to measure the level of your satisfaction
Satisfaction Survey For UAE Interact Website
رغبة منا بالتعرف على مستوى رضاكم عن موقعنا وبهدف تطويره وتحسينه، فقد قمنا بتصميم استبيان سريع لقياس مدى الرضا عن موقع دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة روعي في تصميم الاستبيان أن يكون قصيرا وسريعا كي لا نطيل عليكم، وعليه نرجو منكم التكرم باستكماله عن طريق الرابط التالي
استبيان رضا المتعاملين عن موقع دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة

UAE expands its field hospital in Balakot

posted on 26/10/2005: 690 views

Islamabad - The UAE has decided to expand its Field Hospital in the quake-hit city of Balakot, UAE envoy to Pakistan has said.” Seventy more beds will be added to the 100-bed hospital. For this purpose adequate number of doctors, nurses and paramedical staff reached Islamabad in a chartered flight Monday evening+, UAE ambassador to Pakistan Ali Mohammad Al Shamsi told the Pakistani daily "The News".

He added that a UAE delegation would visit Pakistani to finalise recommendations on emergency reconstruction of quake-hit areas. "We are still waiting for the orders from our government. My government is constituting the UAE delegation for Pakistan. It will come soon. The delegation will finalize its recommendation for the emergency construction work to be undertaken with UAE funds,” he said.

Meanwhile Minister for Interior Aftab Khan Sherpao visited the hospital. The head of the medical team Dr Mohammad Sabil al Anhani said that the field hospital is daily receiving 550 to 600 injured persons mostly women and children, 20 per cent are suffering from bone fractures. The outdoor clinic has so far treated 5,200 patients in eleven days. A tent village has also been erected adjacent to the field hospital to keep the injured receiving first aid under observation for a couple of days.

Dr Danhai disclosed that 70 tetanus cases were discovered in the affected areas and several cases were also reported to his hospital. Twenty children were infected with measles, he added. Six mobile units are moving daily to nearest location to the inaccessible remote villages to give first aid to survivors and distribute relief good among them.

The UAE ambassador said that several persons who were rescued from the earthquake hit area of Balakot and sent to UAE for treatment, returned Monday night on board a special ambulance aircraft C-130 after being operated upon for leg fractures at Zayed Military hospital in Abu Dhabi.

The patients Mohammad Mushtaq and Tasleem Bibi escorted by relatives and a doctor appeared healthy and confident. They were welcomed by the Director General of foreign affairs Mohammad Younis Khan and the Consul at the Embassy of UAE Abdullah Al Mansouri. (The Emirates News Agency, WAM)


29 June 2017 Six million beneficiaries from Zayed Giving medical caravans
29 June 2017 Emirates Red Crescent delivers relief aid to underprivileged families in Hadramaut Valley
28 June 2017 UAE youth record 5,000 hours of volunteering during Ramadan
28 June 2017 Over 34,000 children benefit from ERC Eid clothes project
22 June 2017 UAE offers ten ambulances to WHO Country Office in Yemen

Most Read