x Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 27 July 2017

Tweet to Sheikh Abdullah sees ill woman airlifted home

Sheikh ordered an air ambulance for ill, elderly woman after receiving tweet about her condition.

ABU DHABI // A Twitter message from an Emirati asking Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, to help an ill elderly woman be airlifted from a hospital in Oman to the UAE did not go unheeded.

Sheikh Abdullah quickly responded to the tweet, ordering an air ambulance to bring the patient home and wishing her a speedy recovery, The National's Arabic sister paper Al Ittihad reported on Sunday.

Obeid Rahma, whose relation to the patient has not been revealed, tweeted that the woman's condition was critical and that she was comatose. He also mentioned that he had previously approached the Ministry of Foreign Affairs regarding her case.

After receiving Sheikh Abdullah's response, Mr Rahma wrote back praising God and adding: "We citizens have our sheikhs to count on."

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