Injured Somali National Television director brought to Turkey for treatment

H.E Jama Abdullahi Mohamed Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Somalia in Ankara Turkey has received the Director of Somali National Television Sharma’arke Mohamed Warsame who was brought to Istanbul, Turkey for further medication.

Sharma’arke the Director of the state Television SNTV, was airlifted to Turkey on Wednesday after sustaining injuries following a suicide explosion in the capital, Mogadishu on 20th November.

Ambassador Jama received Director Sharma’arke at around 1 am local Turkish time and accompanied the medical team to the hospital to ensure the completion of hospital admission procedures and follow the progress of the injured director.

“Tonight, we have received in Istanbul, the Director of our Somali National Television Sharma’arke who was transferred from Mogadishu via an ambulance flight for further medication.”

Speaking from the hospital in Istanbul after visiting Sharma’arke, H.E Ambassador Jama assured family, friends, and the Somali community that the director was out of danger.

“Alhamdulillah, the doctors have been monitoring his progress, and I would like to inform the family and loved ones of Sharma’arke, that he is responding well to treatment and he is out of danger. The doctors have informed us that they will undertake further tests and continue to follow his situation.”

The Ambassador thanked the Turkish emergency medical team and members of the Somali community in Turkey for their support during the facilitation of the medical process.

“I wish to thank the Turkish doctors and our very own Dr. Filsan who have been steadfast in ensuring Sharma’arke receives urgent medication. I also thank Ifrah Abdullahi, our Embassy Media attaché who has been tirelessly monitoring the situation since the arrival of the director.

H.E Ambassador Jama also spoke to Somali National Television where he updated the nation on the progress of director Sharma’arke. Ambassador Jama further wished Sharma’arke a quick recovery and prayed for him to regain his health soonest possible as he continues to receive medication.

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