South Waziristan, Pakistan, 8th October 2016 (WAM) — The recently opened Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Hospital in the Pakistani region South Waziristan, has already begun to change lives there, providing advanced healthcare services to the citizens, including children, women and elderly people.

The hospital was inaugurated last July, in implementation of the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, to provide humanitarian and developmental assistance and support the health sector in Pakistan. It was also achieved by the follow-up of H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs.

Tipped as one of the of the development projects that have profoundly impacted the life of people in South Wazirstan, the Sheikha Fatima Hospital provides daily services to 300 patients in the Emergency Unit and to over 200 children at the Preventive Medicine Section to offer treatment and polio vaccines.

Built as part of the UAE Project Assist Pakistan, UAE PAP, the US$ 5 million hospital sits on a 4,330-square-metre plot and has various facilities, including an out-patient clinic, gynecology, maternity, pediatrics and emergency departments. The Hospital boasts a kidney dialysis centre, infantile inoculation, operation theatres, admission wardens and intensive care units.

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