UAE: The Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Field Hospital has been completed in Sudan to aid the battle against COVID-19
The construction of the Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Field Hospital has been completed near Darfur in Sudan to aid the battle against COVID-19.
The Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Field Hospital is a 3,800 sq/m field hospital built to help mitigate the impact and contain the spread of COVID-19, in what is one of the worst affected African nations. It has 48 intensive care unit (ICU) beds and 160 isolation beds, as well as a host of facilities such as an outpatient clinic, pharmacy, laboratory, and staff accommodation for 70. The field hospital has a life span of more than 25 years and can be converted to a regular hospital after the pandemic is concluded, allowing it to provide services to nearly 2 million who would regularly come to Darfur for medical needs.
Abdulla Al Rashdi, Chief Executive Officer at Tamouh Healthcare, said: “Tamouh Healthcare is proud to be at the forefront of the battle against COVID-19, supporting testing, healthcare and vaccine development both in the UAE and internationally. This field hospital will make a significant difference to the local Sudanese community which has been deeply affected and demonstrates how effective partnerships between government and private sector entities can be in implementing a successful humanitarian response to COVID-19 and beyond.”
Today’s opening follows the inauguration of a number of COVID-19 field hospitals made possible by UAE’s AID, in the Guinean capital of Conakry in late 2020, in Jordan in January 2021, along with two new field hospitals being constructed in Mauritania and Sierra Leone.