Look: Inside UAE's second field hospital in earthquake-hit Turkey

Khaleej Times is in Hatay bringing to you updates on all operations at the temporary medical centre that can accommodate 200 patients

By SM Ayaz Zakir and Neeraj Murali from Gaziantep and Kahramanmaras

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Published: Sun 19 Feb 2023, 8:00 AM

Last updated: Sun 19 Feb 2023, 10:43 AM

The devastating earthquake in Turkey and Syria killed over 46,000 people and brought about unimaginable destruction in the region. The UAE has launched multiple aid campaigns, sending supplies, search-and-rescue teams, medical personnel and even setting up field hospitals to treat the victims.

The country has recently set up the second hospital there, which was established in about 5 days. It can accommodate 200 patients simultaneously, with 2 intensive care units, 20 beds, and 12 private in-patient wards. The hospital has an ​​​​area of 2,000 square meters and has two operating rooms, as well as laboratory and x-ray services. Local Turkish doctors and nurses will be looking after the overall operation of the hospital.

The hospital is equipped with all the required high-tech equipment, making it a full-fledged facility. Specialist doctors, who were practising in hospitals in the province before the earthquake, will be taking charge here.

Many dignitaries, including Saeed Thani Hareb Al Dhaheri, Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to the Republic of Turkey, Brigadier Sarhan M Al Neyadi, head of the medical corps, Yasin Öztürk, Hatay District Governor, Mehmet Hacioglu, Mayor of Hatay attended the inauguration along with the residents, who were delighted to get a new hospital in the region.

Take a look at some of the images from ground zero:

Inside the newly inaugurated UAE field hospital in the Hatay area in Turkey.
Inside the newly inaugurated UAE field hospital in the Hatay area in Turkey.
Inside the newly inaugurated UAE field hospital in the Hatay area in Turkey.
Inside the newly inaugurated UAE field hospital in the Hatay area in Turkey.
Aisha Meram, an 86-year-old resident of Hatay, Turkey, was in tears after a new UAE field hospital was inaugurated as there wasn’t any in that vicinity.
Aisha Meram, an 86-year-old resident of Hatay, Turkey, was in tears after a new UAE field hospital was inaugurated as there wasn’t any in that vicinity.
Saeed Thani Hareb Al Dhaheri, Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to the Republic of Turkey, Brigadier Sarhan M Al Neyadi, Head of the medical corps, Ministry of Defence and district officials from the Turkish government tour the newly inaugurated UAE field hospital in the Hatay area in Turkey on Saturday.
Saeed Thani Hareb Al Dhaheri, Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to the Republic of Turkey, Brigadier Sarhan M Al Neyadi, Head of the medical corps, Ministry of Defence and district officials from the Turkish government tour the newly inaugurated UAE field hospital in the Hatay area in Turkey on Saturday.
Saeed Thani Hareb Al Dhaheri, Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to the Republic of Turkey and Brigadier Sarhan M Al Neyadi, Head of the medical corps, Ministry of Defence, greet Aisha Meram after their tour of the newly inaugurated UAE field hospital in the Hatay area in Turkey on Saturday.
Saeed Thani Hareb Al Dhaheri, Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to the Republic of Turkey and Brigadier Sarhan M Al Neyadi, Head of the medical corps, Ministry of Defence, greet Aisha Meram after their tour of the newly inaugurated UAE field hospital in the Hatay area in Turkey on Saturday.
Inside the newly inaugurated UAE field hospital in the Hatay area in Turkey.
Inside the newly inaugurated UAE field hospital in the Hatay area in Turkey.

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