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Kuwait-funded COVID-19 field hospital opens in Yemen

ADEN: A COVID-19 field hospital was inaugurated in Tarim town, Hadhramaut governorate, Yemen, on Sunday with funding from Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS). Speaking to reporters at the inauguration ceremony, Esam Al-Katheiri, secretary of the governorate, praised Kuwait for its humanitarian role and contributions to development in Yemen, particularly in the healthcare sector.

“The generous assistances from our brothers in Kuwait, whether those from government or non-government aid agencies such as KRCS, help alleviate the suffering of the Yemeni people, including the residents of Hadhramaut,” he said.

The COVID-19 field hospital in Tarim will add momentum to the efforts to curb the spread of the pandemic in and around this area and empower the health authorities in the governorate to deal with communicable diseases, particularly COVID-19, Katheiri added.

The project, developed by the Estijabah Foundation for Humanitarian Aid and Relief, will serve as an isolation hospital for coronavirus cases with 60 bed capacity, said Tareq Lakman, executive director of the foundation. The hospital has a casualty department, laboratory, pharmacy and an ICU equipped with three ventilators, he noted. – KUNA

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