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Cablegate: Tfiz01: Uaeg Offers Medical Treatment To

Published: Mon 14 Apr 2003 12:50 PM
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Text:
UNCLASSIFIED
SIPDIS
TELEGRAM April 14, 2003
To: No Action Addressee
Action: Unknown
From: AMEMBASSY ABU DHABI (ABU DHABI 1789 - UNKNOWN)
TAGS: EAID, PREL, PGOV, PHUM
Captions: None
Subject: TFIZ01: UAEG OFFERS MEDICAL TREATMENT TO INJURED IRAQIS
Ref: None
_________________________________________________________________
UNCLAS ABU DHABI 01789
SIPDIS
CXABU:
ACTION: POL
INFO: RSO AMB DCM P/M ECON
DISSEMINATION: POL
CHARGE: PROG
APPROVED: DCM:RAALBRIGHT
DRAFTED: ECON:CCRUMPLER
CLEARED: ECON:TWILLIAMS; POL:SWILLIAMS
VZCZCADI403
OO RUEHC RUCNRAQ RUEKJCS RUMICEA RUEKJCS RUEHDI
RUEHKU
DE RUEHAD #1789 1041250
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
O 141250Z APR 03
FM AMEMBASSY ABU DHABI
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 9416
INFO RUCNRAQ/IRAQ COLLECTIVE PRIORITY
RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHDC PRIORITY
RUMICEA/USCINCCENT INTEL CEN MACDILL AFB FL PRIORITY
RUEKJCS/JOINT STAFF WASHDC PRIORITY
RUEHDI/AMCONSUL DUBAI PRIORITY 3038
RUEHKU/AMEMBASSY KUWAIT 0842
UNCLAS ABU DHABI 001789
SIPDIS
STATE FOR IRAQ TASK FORCE, ALSO NEA/ARP, NEA/RA,
PRM/ANE, AND IO/UNP
KUWAIT FOR HOC
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: EAID PREL PGOV PHUM IZ TC
SUBJECT: TFIZ01: UAEG OFFERS MEDICAL TREATMENT TO
INJURED IRAQIS
REF: ABU DHABI 1662 AND PREVIOUS
1. The Office of the Chairman of the General Health
Authority for the Emirate of Abu Dhabi Hamed bin Zayid
Al-Nahyan publicly announced on April 13 that the UAE
Red Crescent Authority (RCA) has been authorized to
transport wounded Iraqi civilians to the UAE for
medical treatment. The spokesman said that the UAEG
recognizes that Iraqi hospitals are simply overwhelmed
by the number of patients, and the types of trauma
encountered, since the onset of hostilities in Iraq.
2. According to press reports, each state-run
hospital in Abu Dhabi Emirate reserves part of its
facilities to treat foreign patients in extraordinary
circumstances. The medical care would be provided
free of charge, and the RCA would arrange for the
transport of the wounded from Iraq. Comment: The
announcement is not unusual for the UAEG, which also
offered free medical treatment to wounded Palestinians
following the devastation of the Jenin refugee camp
last year. We will seek to coordinate this effort
with the RCA through the Humanitarian Operations
Center (HOC) in Kuwait, and provide further details
when we receive them. End comment.
Wahba
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