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Reference : V-P-SO-E-00711
Date : 23/04/2015
Country/Region : SOMALIA
Caption : North Mogadishu, Keysaney Hospital. The operating theatre is a busy room with frequent weapon-wounded patients being attended to.
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).
The spate of attacks and bombings has left thousands wounded in dire need of medical help. There were shortages of medical doctors and this has kept Dr. Ahmed Mohamed, alias Tajir, focused and be part of changing lives of the community. Keysaney hospital began making use of the Operation Theatre since 2014. Since then, the hospital carried out 555 surgical operation for weapon wounded patients. The hospital has 118 clinical staff. In times of medical emergencies, ICRC support with drugs and consumable materials according to number of patients urgently admitted.
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. […] ”
Original material : digital
Resolution : 2832x4256
Orientation : portrait
Colour/B&W : colour