Jordan to Dispatch Second Military Field Hospital to Gaza

Petra Photo: Petra21.05.2021 Jordan
Jordan to Dispatch Second Military Field Hospital to Gaza

Jordan to Dispatch Second Military Field Hospital to Gaza

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Under the directives of His Majesty King Abdullah, the Supreme Commander of the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Major General Yusef Ahmed Hunaiti, directed the Directorate of Military Housing and Works, in coordination with the Royal Medical Services Directorate, to start immediately equipping a new military field hospital in the Gaza strip.

Hunaiti also instructed to equip the hospital with the highest medical specifications, similar to the hospitals that were established in the cities of Zarqa and Irbid, to support the medical efforts of the Jordanian military field hospital as a result of the current conditions in the strip that led to hundreds of victims and injuries, Petra news agency reported.

The hospital includes 100 beds, in addition to an emergency department, major, medium and small operating rooms, and will be supported with all the necessary medical staff, to contribute to providing medical and therapeutic services, conducting surgeries and providing the necessary health care.

Equipping this hospital comes from the Arab army's noble humanitarian role, including dispatching field hospitals and surgical stations in many countries of the world in which human or natural disasters occur, to provide aid and support to them.

Meanwhile, the armed forces reinforced on Tuesday the Jordanian field hospital in Gaza with a mobile field hospital equipped with all tasks, medical equipment and medical personnel necessary to support the medical efforts in the Strip.

Furthermore, the Jordanian Hashemite Charity Organization (JHCO) delivered a humanitarian aid convoy to Palestine on Wednesday, consisting of three trucks carrying medical and relief supplies provided by Morocco, as part of its national relief campaign to Palestine.

In a press statement, JHCO’s Secretary General, Hussein Shibli, said the organization continues to prepare and send humanitarian aid convoys as part of its aid drive, in coordination with the Jordanian Armed Forces - the Arab Army (JAF), to meet the humanitarian needs in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

Speaking at remarks made to see off the convoy, the Moroccan ambassador to Jordan, Sidi Muhammad Naciri, said: “The aid comes according to directives of King Mohammed VI to send relief assistance to the Palestinian people”.

In coordination with JHCO, the envoy said the two Moroccan aid planes landed in Jordan last Sunday, adding that the convoy was funneled in support of the Palestinian people. 



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