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UAE sets up field hospital to treat Afghan earthquake victims

The United Arab Emirates has set up a 1,000-square meter field hospital in Paktika province to help treat injured earth-quake victims. 
The deadly 6.1-magnitude earthquake last month killed over 1,000 people, injured at least another 2,000 and destroyed or damaged more than 10,000 houses. 
The field hospital was sent by the UAE as part of a wide-ranging relief aid package that has been delivered to Afghanistan since the earthquake struck last month.
The field hospital includes 75 beds, 20 oxygen cylinders and two operating theaters and will contribute to a rapid medical response unit for those injured who require urgent medical assistance, UAE media reported Monday.
Eisa Aldhaheri, UAE Ambassador to Afghanistan, said: “Establishing the field hospital comes as part of the UAE’s efforts to respond to challenges and provide rapid medical intervention and life-saving treatment to those in difficult-to-reach areas most affected by the earthquake.”The post UAE sets up field hospital to treat Afghan earthquake victims first appeared on Ariana News.

Source: Ariana News

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