Jordanian military field hospital to arrive in Lebanon on Thursday

MENA

Published: 2020-08-06 12:35

Last Updated: 2020-08-06 14:58


Jordanian military field hospital to arrive in Lebanon on Thursday
Jordanian military field hospital to arrive in Lebanon on Thursday

A Jordanian military field hospital will arrive in Beirut on Thursday, following orders from His Majesty King Abdullah II, Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces.

The Royal request was made in response to the Beirut port blast which occurred on Tuesday, killing at least 137 and injuring more than 5,000 people.

The field hospital staff will include 160 health workers of all medical specialties, to cater to all medical needs and assist Lebanese medical institutions.

It will include 48 beds, 10 Intensive Care Unit beds, two operating rooms and a radiology laboratory.

The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Yousef Huneiti, instructed the Royal Medical Services (RMS) and other relevant directorates in the Armed Forces to equip a military field hospital to be sent to Lebanon.

Staff members and equipment will be transported by a Royal Jordanian Air Force military aircraft.