ERC starts  the last steps of a blood bank reconstruction initiative

The last step of a project to rebuild the blood bank in Ibn Sina Hospital in Mukalla City, Hadramaut Governorate, was inaugurated yesterday by the Emirates Red Crescent, ERC.

The blood bank provides services to the citizens of the four provinces of Yemen, Hadramaut, Shabwa, Al Mahrah and Socotra, the only centre in Hadramaut that specialises in supplying all blood types to all provinces.

The Blood bank reconstruction initiative

The project is part of the ERC’s efforts to help the Yemeni governorate’s health sector and to increase the level of medical services given to local residents in the light of the UAE ‘s assistance to Yemen and its help for humanitarian and development projects.

During the case, which was attended by Saleh Omar Al Thaybani, Director of the National Blood Transfusion Centre, and other doctors and department heads, Humaid Rashid Al Shamsi, Head of Humanitarian Aid at the ERC in Yemen, claimed that the aim of the project is to relieve the suffering of Yemeni citizens in health and humanitarian areas, as well as to address their basic medical needs in hospitals.

The project covers multiple stages, from the construction process to the repair of infrastructure, while the last phase requires the delivery of new facilities, drugs and medical supplies to the centre, Al Shamsi said, noting that the ERC is rebuilding eight UAE-funded hospitals and medical centres in the governorate.

Al Thaybani appreciated the main role of the UAE in Hadramaut and its dedication to promoting the health sector and other local services, stressing that the ERC has made a major contribution to improving people’s lives and delivering health facilities.

The blood bank in Ibn Sina Hospital will benefit about 3 million people from Hadramaut, Shabwa, Al Mahrah and Socotra after its reconstruction, he said.

This is a great step in the health sector in order to help Yemen get on its feet to form a brighter future.

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