Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Hundreds of Somalian people have been cured at the Shifa Hospital supported by the Turkish Red Crescent and TIKA.
Shifa Hospital heals the wounds of hundreds of Somalian people every day.
Supported by the Turkish Red Crescent and the Turkish Cooperation and
Development Agency (TIKA), the hospital offers health services with its
The Project Coordinator Seyda Sever said all the services are free including the surgical operations and the medicines.
Stating that most of those who go to the hospital are living in
refugee camps, Sever said "We have no aims of making profits. With this
project, we should bring up new strategies in order to hand over the
system to the local people there."
Sever pointed out all the doctors at Shifa Hospital are volunteers
who work hard to help the needy adding "The doctors may at times have 50
to 60 surgical operations in a week. It is not that easy to work in
Somalia. It's been even harder recently. The terror attacks have
doubled. We commute from home to the hospital every day. We keep on
serving the people though we are really afraid of terror attacks."
Reminding the attack towards the crew of Turkish Red Crescent killing
a Somalian driver, Sever said, "Somalian people are aware of the helps
that Turkish people do in their countries."
Sever, as she explained, teaches Turkish to Somalian staff twice a week to make the communication easier.