ERC carrying out ADFD-financed medical projects in Hadramaut

HADRAMAUT, 2nd March, 2019 (WAM) — The Emirates Red Crescent is stepping up its efforts to start execution of a number of projects to overhaul the medical sector in Hadramaut, under an AED66.2 million finance allocated by the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) for the rehabilitation of primary sectors in Yemen.

The new schemes include overhauling, maintenance and furnishing of seven hospitals, including provision of pharmaceuticals.

Towards this end, the ERC has recently signed an agreement with Hadramaut Governorate to collaborate on executing the said projects in a number of districts. The agreement was signed in the presence of ERC Secretary-General Dr Mohammed Ateeq Al Falahi, and Salim Khalifa Al Ghafli, the UAE Ambassador to Yemen, by ERC Deputy Secretary-General for Development and International Cooperation, Fahad Abdulrahman bin Sultan, and Major General Faraj Al Bohsoni, Hadramaut Governor.

Al Falahi underlined the pivotal role played by the UAE in revamping the medical sector in a number of Yemeni governorates in line with the support of the country’s wise leadership and the follow-up of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler’s Representative in Al Dhafra Region, Chairman of the Emirates Red Crescent.

Al Ghafli, for his part, said that the UAE, following three years of diligent and exemplary developmental work in Yemen, has significantly contributed to improving the essential services provided across Yemeni governorates at various fronts.

The finance agreement signed with ADFD envisages the execution of three main projects, including the development of seven hospitals, importation of medical equipment, rehabilitation of a 150-bed maternity hospital, including construction and electrification works, and procurement of pharmaceuticals in favour of the governorate’s hospitals and medical centres.

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