On 01.01.2015 Benadir University teaching Hospital was officially opened in a well orginised ceremony attended by the university officials, students, guests and the general public.
The occasion took place at the university campus in KM13 where the useful facility is located.
Benadir university chancellor Dr. Abdirizak Ahmed Mohamed Dalmar said the official opening is a significant occasion for the university and the citizens in Banadir region as well as the Somali community at large.
“Following years of development and construction, we are thrilled to be celebrating the official opening of our new teaching hospital today,” Dr. Dalmar said.
The 220 bed hospital with 30 doctors is offering an extensive range of medical and surgical services. Onsite facilities include state-of-the-art theatres, a cardiac catheter laboratory, an intensive care unit, a day chemotherapy unit and comprehensive pathology and pharmacy services as well as dedicated space for teaching.
“ it’s is a special happiness for me...the accomplishment of this project is a major achievement for our people, the hospital will be serving more than 500 patients a day”, added Dr. Dalmar.
The hospital was officially innagurated by one of the university founders and a serving member of the federal parliament of Somalia Prof. Osman Mohamuud Mohamed Dufle.
After cutting the rope, Prof. Dufle stated that the opening of the hospital is a result of the hardwork made by the university administration.
The chairman of Benadir foundation Dr. Abdullahi Bushkuleti who also addressed the event spoke about the varous stages that the hospital project underwent from the year 2007 to 31st December 2014.
The Benadir University Hospital inauguration reflects a new era in clinical care and establishes a benchmark in the delivery of healthcare facilities for the residents of Mogadishu and the sorrounding provinces such as Lower Shabelle, Middle Shabelle as well as Bay and Bakol regions.
Benadir University remains the backbone of Somalia’s highier medical studies institute, as a good number of doctors who are currently serving communities - both inside Somalia and abroad - are its product.