ISLAMABAD, Feb 22 (APP):The wife of the founder of United Arab Emirates (UAE) Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan has ordered deployment of a field hospital in Balochistan for the medical treatment of women and children.
Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, commonly known as ‘Mother of the UAE’ has directed setting up hospital and mobile clinics in the villages of Balochistan, which will work under a one-year operational plan, Emirates News Agency (WAM) said on Friday.Under the supervision of an Emirati-Pakistani volunteer medical team headed by the Emirati cardiac surgeon Dr Adel Al Shameri, the hospital will work in coordination with UAE embassy in Pakistan and the government and non-profit organizations.
The field hospital is a follow-up to the campaign’s previous humanitarian efforts in Sindh which benefited thousands of women and children through best diagnostic, therapeutic, preventive and surgical services, WAM added.
The initiative is part of the Sheikha Fatima Global Humanitarian Campaign under the theme ‘Following the Footsteps of Zayed’.
Sheikha Fatima is the recipient of UNESCO’s Marie Curie Medal for her efforts in education, literacy and women’s rights, making her third international and the first Arab winner of the award.