x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 28 July 2017

Mobile hospital to broadcast live on web

Live broadcasts of operations from the UAE's civilian field hospital are to be transmitted on a website.

Live broadcasts of operations from the UAE's civilian field hospital are to be transmitted on a website to enable people to see first-hand the work being carried out by doctors from the country. The Emirates International Humanitarian Mobile Hospital, believed to be the region's first such unit, is currently in Sudan, the first port of call in a mission to provide medical aid to remote and disadvantaged parts of the world.

Surgeons from the UAE, including Dr Adel al Shamry, the hospital's executive director, who became the country's youngest heart surgeon at the age of 35, are part of the team providing preventative and curative care. Surgery will be performed in a theatre inside one of the four 26-metre-long, air-conditioned tent-like structures. * WAM