In implementation of the directives of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the State, “may God protect him” and the support of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, and under the direct follow-up of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs President of the Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation for Humanitarian Work .. A delegation from the Foundation inaugurated a kidney dialysis center in Hargeisa, Republic of Somaliland, to provide services to more than 30 patients per day.
The opening of the Kidney Center comes within the framework of the humanitarian initiatives of the UAE that it provides to the brothers in the Republic of Somaliland and is implemented by the Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation for Humanitarian Work under the directives of the wise leadership to alleviate the burden of human suffering, especially the difficulties suffered by the health sector in Somaliland, through the adoption of the initiatives Quality health that achieves sustainability of giving, especially in light of the health conditions that the world is going through to confront the effects of the “Covid-19” virus pandemic, and at the same time achieve comprehensive development.
The new kidney center in Hargeisa was inaugurated by His Excellency Abdul Rahman Abdullah Al Zailai, Vice President of the Republic of Somaliland, in the presence of Abdullah Al Naqbi, Director of the State’s Commercial Office in Hargeisa, Engineer Sultan Hassan Al Khafili, head of the Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation delegation, and Ali Omar Abdullah, Minister of Health in Somaliland, in addition to A number of officials.
His Excellency Abdul-Rahman Abdullah Al-Zailai, Vice President of the Republic of Somaliland, said that the humanitarian and development projects of the UAE contribute to strengthening the comprehensive development process and reflect positively on improving the lives of the people of Somaliland, especially in the health sector in light of the exceptional circumstances that the world is going through due to the spread of the new Corona virus.
He thanked the Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation for Humanitarian Works for its humanitarian and development initiatives in Somaliland, stressing that the UAE’s humanitarian efforts embody the distinguished brotherly relations between the two brotherly countries.
The Kidney Center was established on an area of 820 square meters, where the main building consists of two rectangular blocks connected together with a total area of 302 square meters, so that the first large block includes 10 rooms for dialysis in addition to one isolation room with special services for patients and another for medical equipment while it contains The second block contains a blood bank, a doctors’ lounge, and a patient diagnostic room.
The new hemodialysis unit includes devices manufactured by the German company, “Fresenius Medical Care”, which are among the best and most modern dialysis machines.
The manufacturer took into consideration the health status of patients with kidney failure, as it added blood pressure measuring devices and calculating the patient’s blood purification rate during the washing process, in addition to blood thinners injection devices.
The center is equipped with kidney machines, a water treatment unit, and a special chair for the dialysis process.
The new center includes a treatment unit of the latest water treatment units for the hemodialysis departments, where the water filtration process takes place in several stages before it reaches the dialysis machines, while all the purification and filtration devices have been installed according to the manufacturer’s recommendations to obtain the best quality of water for dialysis patients as well as the installation Water chiller units to ensure proper water temperature. The water purification process is also carried out through a medical water treatment unit, double purification to ensure the purification of water from salts and harmful bacteria by 99%.
The new dialysis unit provides services to patients with kidney failure on an ongoing basis, as it is expected that the number of dialysis sessions expected per month will reach 780 sessions, bringing the number of sessions per year to 9,350.
The design of the hemodialysis center took into account the distribution of architectural spaces to allow proper entry of natural lighting and ventilation, in addition to taking into account the use of people of determination and ease of movement in the building by providing health units prepared for this.