Medical Support Solutions Commercial Role 2 Medical Facility in Mogadishu, Somalia is now operational.
The operating theatre, or operating room (OR) went live on Sunday 7 April 2019. It has a full OR and a minor procedure room. Staffed by surgeons, anaesthetists and scrub nurses, the focus is on damage control surgery, however elective cases can be handled comfortably. Positive pressure in the OR and the rest of the facility is maintained by a four stage air treatment system to European Standards, including HEPA filtration.
The OR unit was flown in from Europe on an Ilyushin Il-76 Jet in modular format and assembled on site within 5 days and fully operational 2 days later.
This is the first commercially available Role 2 facility at Mogadishu International Airport (MIA).
Earlier this year, we launched our own, independent and standalone Medical Treatment Facility (MTF), in Mogadishu, Somalia. Working closely with The Chelsea Village at the Mogadishu International Airport (MIA), this service comprises an Advanced Life Support Emergency Medical Service, Role One MTF, Medical Ward, ICU, X-Ray & Ultrasound Imaging Service, Laboratory and Blood Bank. It is located within The Chelsea Village about 100m from the terminal building at MIA.
MSS has been supporting clients in Somalia since 2010 providing a full scope of services ranging from primary care through to damage control surgery. MSS has operated Role 2 facilities at MIA before but these were solely for the use of specific organisations.