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KDF troops are encouraging patients at Dhobley General Hospital in Somalia – KBC

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In the spirit of the holy month of Ramadan, Kenyan troops serving under the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) on Thursday visited Dhobley General Hospital to entertain patients as well as provide much-needed medicine and food items.

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In Dhobley and surrounding areas, Kenyan troops have for many years undertaken various development projects such as free medical camps, construction of health centers and schools, highway clearing, support sports facilities and youth participation events as part of AMISOM’s partnership with military operations, aimed at strengthening ties with local communities. During the month of Ramadan, they strive to alleviate the suffering of the sick and those displaced by conflicts and natural disasters.

“I am very impressed with the work that doctors and medical aid workers are doing for the people of Dhobley,” said Colonel Pascal Kitiro, deputy commander of Kenya’s AMISOM force, as he led his troops to Dhobley General Hospital.

“Our relationship as AMISOM with the Somali security forces is very friendly. The reason we are here today is to donate drugs to women and children and food to the residents of this area as they continue the holy month of Ramadan, ”he added.

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Colonel Kitiro said apart from visiting patients and providing them with assistance, another reason for their visit is to assess the state of hospital infrastructure and see how AMISOM can work with local authorities to improve hospital services.

Dhobley City Manager, Siyad Mohamed Hassan, who was in hospital, thanked AMISOM for the support and asked for more support from partners to help alleviate the suffering of vulnerable community members.

“We are grateful for the good cooperation we have with AMISOM, from security, environmental protection and also in humanitarian matters. With the help of AMISOM, we have achieved a lot and achieved a lot,” the city manager said.

“As you can see today, AMISOM has donated medicine to a major hospital intended to treat the people of the area. It also trains health workers and other community members. For that, we are very grateful, ”he added

Sugal Farah Hared, Dhobley General Hospital Coordinator said Dhobley General Hospital is currently battling a shortage of medicines, especially during the current rainy season and water-borne diseases, which made AMISOM’s support very timely.

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