QRCS launches new EICS unit at Al-Jomhouri Hospital in Yemen

  • 2 weeks   ago
Al-Jomhouri Hospital
In partnership with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has launched a new Extended Intensive Care Service (EICS) department at the Al-Jomhouri University Hospital in Sanaa, Yemen.
To provide sufficient health care for the refugees in Sanaa, this operation of launching a EICS unit was the final step of the project and it was successfully completed in the presence of the Minister of Public Health and Population (MOH), the Amanat Al-Asimah Governor, and the hospital’s director.
In the opening ceremony, Donia Aslam Khan, Communication Director at UNHCR, conveyed her happiness and contentment for the new department, which is one of the largest in Sanaa. She also showed pride of this joint achievement made by UNHC and QRCS, wishing that this partnership would go farther ahead.
QRCS’s project manager, Dr. Wafaa Al-Shaibani, on this mission in Yemen, said the new department will be of great welfare for the refugees and host community. This support, she added, will expand its capacity in the hospital, and will decrease the need to go to expensive private hospitals. 
Congratulating QRCS’s role in completing this project amidst exceptional conditions, UNHCR Health Officer, Dr. Mohamed Asaad said, “We are proud of the contributions made by everyone who had their share in this.” 
“The EICS department will serve the internally displaced people (IDPs) and refugees in Yemen. I would like to thank MOH and the Amanat Al-Asimah. QRCS has done a great job in the success of this department, which is the largest in the country. We will keep working together with QRCS”, he added. 
A consultative meeting was held after the ceremony to discuss further bilateral cooperation on projects that provides the exigencies of both the refugees and local community.
As the shortages of medical equipment continues to prolong, the Yemen Health department is struggling in order to provide the amenities to the residents. QRCS has already provided an intensive care unit (ICU) with 28 equipped medical beds in Yemen’s Al-Jomhouri University Hospital.
The new Extended Intensive Care Service unit is expected to receive an average of 280 cases per month, or 3,360 per year according to the hospital’s statistics centre. 
By launching the EICS department, QRCS’s refugee health sector project is concluded, benefiting up to 45,000 persons, at a total cost of QR 2,113,103 funded by UNHCR. It includes life-saving surgeries, provision of anesthetic devices and vital signs monitors, and COVID-19 and viral detection kits.
As this project is underway, 45 various medical equipment items were given to the Al-Thawra General Hospital, the Al-Jomhouri Hospital, and the National Centre of Public Health. These included 36 syringe pumps, six DC shock devices, and three vein viewers.
Alongside medical equipment, the beneficiaries received all inclusive of health and medical facilities, and primarily free medications in two health centres, which offer primary health care, mother and child care, screening, vaccination, health education, and referral to public and private hospitals.