Burao General Hospital received a total of nine, fully packed cartons containing medical supplies from Dahabshiil in a brief ceremony held at the hospital grounds on Tuesday.
Eight of the cartons contained drugs that could benefit 2500 in-patients and were largely meant for general medicine purposes.
The ninth was for Mandhaye Psychiatric Hospital in the city.
The medical supplies were organized and delivered by Dr. Adan Beergeel, a Canadian Somalilander.
Doctor Adan, said ” the procurement of eight of these cartons, containing medical drugs for general medicine patients, were financially supported by Dahabshiil. The ninth was donated without any cost containing drugs that can cover help patients, for example, suffering depression and psychosis”.
Dr. Adan said the drugs meant for patients beset by psychiatric-related maladies would adequately cover a number of these cares for not less than 6 months.
Ahmed Adan, representing Dahabshiil, stated that as this delivery was not the first so it was not going to be the last.
Dahabshiil Group made similar philanthropic gestures to help alleviate awesome demands at medical facilities to other hospitals in Hargeisa, Galkayu, Burao, Erigavo, Mogadishu and the like. Dr. Adan Beergeel was the primary mover behind many of these initiatives such as the one below in July 2012 at the Hargeisa Group Hospital.The General Director of the Hospital and the Regional Health Coordinator also spoke at the handover ceremony to express their appreciation of the continual support of the Group and the effort Dr. Adan put in to organize the procurement and delivery of life-saving drugs to patients.
The leading Somali company has a regimented policy on corporate social responsibility which spans over many fields among which are health, education, and infrastructure. The Group comprises of Dahabshiil Money Transfer (DMT), Dahabshil Bank International (DBI) and Somtel Telecommunication.
DMT offices and services can be found in over 126 countries worldwide.