Aga Khan, MNH offer help to victims of fire accidents

Wednesday November 28 2018

The head of surgery unit at the Aga Khan

The head of surgery unit at the Aga Khan Hospital, Dr Athar Ali, during a press conference on planned surgeries on women and girls who are victims of fire incidents in Tanzania. With him is American specialist Andrea Pusic. PHOTO | FORTUNE FRANCIS 

By Fortune Francis @ffrancis

Dar es Salaam. The Aga Khan Hospital in collaboration with the Muhimbili National Hospital and women surgeons are expected to carry out operations on 46 women victims of fire accidents.

Speaking in Dar es Salaam yesterday, the head of Aga Khan hospital surgery unit, Dr Athar Ali, said the exercise will be free of charge and will involve women and children affected by fire accidents.

He said the exercise targets women and children because most of the fire accidents are caused by domestic violence.

“Our collaboration is targeting to help women and girls who are facing domestic violence or accidents,” he said.

Medical specialist at MNH Edwin Mrema said the collaboration started three years ago and it has started to bear fruit.

According to Dr Andrea Pusic, medical specialists in the US are impressed with ongoing exercise.