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Reference : V-P-SO-E-00709
Date : 23/04/2015
Country/Region : SOMALIA
Caption : North Mogadishu, Keysaney Hospital. Dr. Ahmed Mohamed, alias Dr Tajir, Chief Surgeon, conducts an operation on a weapon-wounded patient.
Photographer : YAZDI, Pedram
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : The hospital is run by the Somali Red Crescent Society (SRCS) with the support of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).
Mogadishu no longer suffers from the barrage of conflict it witnessed in the mid-nineties, but sporadic gunfire attacks and car bombs still take place. This means Keysaney hospital still sees a number of patients wounded in conflict. The hospital began making use of the operation theatre since 2014. The spate of attacks and bombings in Somalia has left thousands wounded in dire need of medical help. Dr. Ahmed Mohamed, alias Dr Tajir: "There was a shortage of medical doctors and I chose to remain behind to serve the community. The many sad faces of patients who stream into Keysaney hospital are the drive. They keep me strong and focused as I want to take part in changing their lives".
ICRC website, article from the 6th May 2015:
“[…] Keysaney hospital facts & figures
Since 1992, the hospital has admitted nearly 180,000 patients and assisted more than 84,000 weapon-wounded patients. The new surgical operating theatre built by the ICRC in 2014 has improved the facility's capacity to respond to emergencies. […] ”
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