UAE Opened Largest Field Hospital In Turkey Post Earthquake

Turkey-Syria earthquakes

The UAE has opened the biggest field hospital in Turkey to help the victims of the destructive earthquake of 7.8 magnitudes that hit the country last week.

The Emirates News Agency (WAM) reported on Tuesday that, The Emirates Relief Hospital in the Islahiye district of Gaziantep in Turkey had been set up to provide medical care, which includes rehabilitation to the people affected by the earthquake.

Destroying the villages and injuring hundreds of people, it is estimated that more than 37,000 people above were killed in Turkey and Syria at the time of the earthquake.

As per the Staff Brigadier Dr. Abdullah Al – Ghaithi, Commander of the Emirates Relief Field Hospital, ” The hospital has been synchronizing with the Turkish Ministry of Health and Turkey’s Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD).

The 40,000 square-meter medical facility has 15 doctors of different specializations, 60 nurses, and technical assistants.

Besides, the medical facility will offer different diagnosis and treatment services which will include emergency and surgical operations and intensive care.

For psychological support, a psychiatric clinic has also been set up in the hospital to provide help to earthquake victims.

The inpatient wards are also equipped with 50 hospital beds and four ICU beds.

In the after-effects of the earthquake, the UAE also sent rescue teams to Turkey for helping to recover people who were trapped under the top buildings.

Also, many relief campaigns are set up across the Emirates to gather donations as well as help for sending to the quake-affected countries.


The report mentioned above states the hospital that the UAE in Turkey is setting up to help the people. Also, it states about the relief campaigns which are being set up in Turkey.

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